Japan assists Dan Church Aid for disposal of landmines and unexploded cluster
Japan supports Dan Church Aid in
renovating equipment used for disposal of landmines and unexploded cluster
munitions. This support is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the landmines and cluster munitions
clearance activity and securing the safety of the cleaners. Japan has continuously supported the clearance
activities in Lebanon.
Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon Mr. Koichi Kawakami
and Programme Manager of Dan Church Aid, Mr. Claus Nielsen, signed the grant contract of US$71,174 to this
effect at the Embassy of Japan on 6 September 2011.
This support precedes the Second Meeting of States Parties to the
Convention on Cluster Munitions that will take place in Beirut on 12-16 September
This is funded by gGrant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security
Project (GGP)h of Japan. Japanfs GGP supports development projects at grass-roots level proposed by
such bodies as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local governmental
authorities in Lebanon. Japan has so far extended through GGP more than US$ 10.2 million since