Regional Repesentative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Christina Albertin said a sum of dlrs 2.7 million has been allocated for the rehabilitation and reintegration of delinquent children in Egypt.
The statements were made by the UN official during her participation at a conference under the theme of “children in conflict with the law” organized by the Ministry of Social Solidarity in cooperation with UNODC and Drosos Foundation of Switzerland.
The money will be channeled into carrying out rehabilitation and reintegration programs in five correctional facilities for juvenile offenders in the Egyptian governorates of Cairo, Alexandria and Daqahliya, Albertin noted.
UNODC has helped around 3,500 children to receive education during their detention at correctional facilities, along with offering them care and support after their release, she said.
A memorandum of understanding was signed with the Ministry of Social Solidarity to introduce the same programs into another five correctional facilities for juvenile offenders so as to help more released children to be reintegrated in the society.(MENA)