Japan assists Dan Church Aid for disposal of landmines and unexploded cluster munitions


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 2011.


This is funded by gGrant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP)h of Japan. Japanfs 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 1996.