Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT) IV
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During the year 2011, the Unit for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT) is primarily funded by UNVFVT (United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture). The Unit aims to assist victims of torture by providing them with multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation services. Victims are mainly refugees and asylum seekers, and at times victims of trafficking.
URVT’s mission is to support and promote the empowerment and rehabilitation of people who have been subjected to torture, inhumane, degrading treatment or punishment in their country of origin and/or in Cyprus. URVT’s aim is to assist victims and their families to rehabilitate and to integrate into the local society.
URVT takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation offering a full range of services, including psychological support and rehabilitation; legal counselling and assistance throughout the asylum procedures; and social counselling during the rehabilitation process.
The Unit expects to offer multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation services to 100 victims (including continuity of support to ongoing cases) during the year 2011. URVT will continue efforts to raise public awareness of issues concerning torture and rehabilitation.