In 2016, the Government of Japan funded around USD 2,000,000 through UNTFHS (United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security) for the project of “Improving Human Security through Neighborhood Upgrading and Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Refugees and Host Communities”. The project was co-funded and jointly implemented in the city of Tripoli by UN-Habitat, UNICEF and UNWOMEN.

On August 1st 2018, Mr. Yoshitake Naraoka, Counsellor at the Embassy of Japan to Lebanon, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Abjad Center in Tripoli, Bab El Tabbaneh. The center was established through the project, to provide vocational training for vulnerable women and youth, in order to enhance their resilience and help them find employment opportunities to become socially and economically independent.

During his visit, the Counsellor praised the efforts of the implementing partners and explained that “the concept of human security has been one of the most important philosophies and cornerstones in Japan’s diplomacy and economic assistance.” He added, “Japan accords a large importance to improving the living conditions of not only the Syrian refugees, but also the host community”. Finally he reiterated the Japanese support for initiatives that strengthen the quality of life of all individuals in Lebanon, and joined the attendees on a tour of the center.

Source: National News Agency

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In 2016, the Government of Japan funded around USD 2,000,000 through UNTFHS (United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security) for the project of 'Improving Human Security through Neighborhood Upgrading and Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable Refugees and Host Communities'. The project was co-funded and jointly implemented in the city of...