Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT) VII

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The Unit for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT) continues to be primarily funded by the 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 and undocumented migrants.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT) VII
Lead Partner Future Worlds Center (CNTI)
Agreement n° G_594DA_15
Cost of Action $26,500.00
Grant $26,500.00
Dates 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Website http://www.urvt.org
About Project Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture
Overall objective(s)
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.
Specific objective(s)
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.
Expected Results
The Unit expects to offer multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation services to 100 victims (including continuity of support to ongoing cases) during the year 2015. URVT will continue efforts to raise public awareness of issues concerning torture and rehabilitation.