Japan assists the Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon


Japan supports the Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon (ARCL) in equipping and rehabilitating the radiology unit at the "Araxy Boulghourdjian" socio-medical center in Bourj Hamoud. Established in 1929, ARCL's main mission is community service, through mainly humanitarian and sanitary services.


Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon Mr. Koichi Kawakami and Ms. Taline Kelbashian, president of the regional committee of ARCL, signed the grant contract of US$103,500 to this effect at the Embassy of Japan on 9 December 2011. 


This is funded by gGrant Assistance for Grassroots 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.