Programmes

The TFV started field operations related to the assistance mandate in northern Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2008. Following submissions to the Pre-Trial Chamber in 2008, the authority was provided by the Pre-Trial Chamber to launch victims’ assistance in these two situations under the ICC’s jurisdiction. The TFV’s assistance programme is restricted in terms of how the projects were filed and approved by the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber, including ensuring that the location of the interventions, victims, types of crimes, and types of assistance cited on the filing are maintained.  Prior to issuing grants, field assessments are carried out to ensure projects directly address the harm caused by the conflict under the ICC jurisdiction and target the most vulnerable and marginalized victims.

In 2008, Chambers approved 34 projects for northern Uganda and the DRC and currently some of these projects have been completed or phased out. A summary description of these projects can be seen under each situation including also the details of the assistance activities undertaken in each country.

After five years of implementation, numerous victims, their families and their communities have benefited from the TFV projects implemented. Since 2008, the TFV has been providing support to over 110,000 victims of crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court through integrated physical and psychological rehabilitation and/or material support at both the individual and community levels. Of these beneficiaries, over 5,000 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence including girls abducted and/or conscripted and sexually enslaved by armed groups, and children of women victimized by campaigns of mass rape and displacement have been supported. The target beneficiaries of the Fund’s interventions are victims as defined in Rule 85 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence.

There are important differences between the contexts in which TFV victims’ assistance is being implemented in northern Uganda and eastern DRC. Notably, DRC is still plagued by on-going violent conflict and instability, while northern Uganda has experienced a period of relative calm and is in a post-conflict and reconstructive period.  This distinction is a key factor in determining the definition of victims and type of assistance in each context. The link of the left under each country situation provides a brief overview of the conflict as a framing for the TFV programming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

TFV/DRC/2007/R1/019

Partner: Missionnaires D’Afrique

Project title: A l’école de la paix

Location: Ituri, North and South Kivu

Project duration: 1 Nov 08 – 31 Aug 15

Funding to date: USD 969,564

Matching funds by implementing partner: €14,700*

Source of funds: Japan, TFV Common Basket

Type of victim and intervention: Psychological rehabilitation through peace and reconciliation activities focusing on children victims of violence associated with armed forces, child mothers, and vulnerable children affected by the conflict.

 

TFV/DRC/2007/R1/021

Partner: ALT

Project title: Projet de Réinsertion Socio-économique des victimes des violences sexuelles dues à la guerre

Location: South Kivu

Project duration: 1 Nov 08 – 31 Aug 15

Funding to date: USD 1,175,474

Matching funds by implementing partner: €13,373*

Source of funds: Denmark, Finland, Norway, United Kingdom, Japan, TFV Common Basket

Type of victim and intervention: Psychological rehabilitation and material support of survivors of sexual violence, civilians mutilated survivors, and community members.

 

TFV/DRC/2007/R1/022

Partner: AMAB

Project title: Accompagnement psychosocial des victimes des violences sexuelles à Bunia et 8 localités périphériques

Location: Ituri

Project duration: 1 Dec 08 – 31 Aug 15

Funding to date: USD 881,370

Matching funds by implementing partner: €11,530*

Source of funds: Finland, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, TFV Common Basket

Type of victim and intervention: Psychological rehabilitation and material support for female victims of sexual and gender-based violence and their families.

 

TFV/DRC/2007/R2/028, 029

Partner: COOPI

Project title: Réintégration communautaires  des jeunes victimes des conflits armés en Ituri pour la lutte contre toutes formes des violences

Location: Ituri

Project duration: 1 Nov 08 – 31 Aug 15

Funding to date: USD 1,722,757

Matching funds by implementing partner: €33,720*

Source of funds: Andorra, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, TFV Common Basket

Type of victim and intervention: Psychological rehabilitation and material support for child mothers, boys, girls, other vulnerable children and victims of armed conflict through school and socio-economic reintegration.

 

TFV/DRC/2007/R2/043

Partner: CAF Beni

Project title: Accompagnement socioéconomique et psychosocial des victimes des Violences Sexuelles dans le Territoire de Beni, au Nord Kivu

Location: North Kivu

Project duration: 9 Jul 13 – 31 Aug 15  

Funding to date: USD 117,000

Matching funds by implementing partner: €1,400*

Source of funds: United Kingdom, TFV Common Basket

Type of victim and intervention: Medical referral, psychological rehabilitation and material support for sexual violence victims

 

 

Projects in Northern Uganda:

TFV/UG/2007/R1/014c

Partner: Centre for Victims of Torture

Project title: Treating the Mental Health Needs of Ugandan Victims of War Crimes: A Service and Capacity Building Approach

Location: Gulu, Kitgum, Amuria and Lira Districts

Project duration: 30 Oct 09 – 29 Nov 15

Funding to date: UGX 1,863,924,518 and USD 200,000

Source of funds: TFV Common Basket

Matching funds by implementing partner: €39,908*

Type of victim and intervention: Psychological rehabilitation for victimized communities by addressing their mental health needs.

 

TFV/UG/2007/R1/018, 042

Partner: AVSI

Project title: Capacity Building, Advocacy and Medical Rehabilitation of Northern Uganda’s Victims of War

Location: Northern Uganda

Project duration: 1 Nov 08 – 30 Nov 15

Funding to date: EUR 619,575

Source of funds: TFV Common Basket

Matching funds by implementing partner: €16,998*

Type of victim and intervention: Physical (provision of orthotics and prosthetics) and psychological rehabilitations, material support for physically disabled victims of war.

*The matching funds cover only the period from 1 July 2013 to 31 March 2014.  The exchange rate for June 2014 (1 EUR= 0.735 USD and 2,550 UGX) was used to calculate the values.

 

                                                                              

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