The Ministry of Solidarity will enhance the methods of helping victims of nuclear tests, through its keenness on-field escort for this category, and providing the necessary assistance, The Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Issues, Kaoutar Krikou, said.
During her supervision of the 60th anniversary of the French Nuclear Tests in Reggane (southern Algeria), the Minister asserted that the government’s interest is embodied for the first time to involve the Ministry of Solidarity in the revival of such painful events, and this is evidence of the government’s desire to promote social security for the victims, highlighting that the national solidarity sector will pay great attention to the issue through the field escort of the victims in various aspects.
“This interest is also embodied through promoting assistance for people with special needs and who are affected by these explosions, both in terms of support with financial grants and social coverage. A comprehensive survey of victims of these nuclear explosions will be launched across the entire national territory”.
“Regarding the solidarity grants to people with special needs, including victims of nuclear explosions, instructions have been directed to the specialized state committees to re-investigate the disability rates for these victims, so that the value of the grants that will be directed to them can be raised to DZD 10,000 if they meet the conditions of the decree for this grant. In addition to their support with various humanitarian aid”.
“The sector’s programmed projects are targeting vulnerable groups, as Adrar province (southern Algeria) benefited from a share in the framework of the ANGEM microcredit system, which reached 550 projects for 2020. It will be reinforced with an additional share of 50 projects, especially in the field of agriculture, which will be directed to the needy groups in the municipality of Reggane. In the context of integrating the vulnerable groups in achieving the development process, which is the Ministry’s view of the solidarity action”.
“The solidarity policy of the sector will be a key to achieving development through granting projects according to the peculiarities of the region that generate profits for the beneficiaries, enabling them to get out of the cycle of poverty”, she resumed.