GOAL South-East Asia post-tsunami rehabilitation programme
In Ampara we are involved in large-scale non-food item distribution, waste management, water and sanitation, and are constructing 66 temporary housing shelters every week. We are also working on infrastructure such as fisheries, paddy drains, roads and coconut planting and have completed eight schools to date in the region.
As the lead agency for temporary shelter reconstruction in Hambantota, GOAL has started building 300 temporary shelter units for 1,500 people with 127 already completed. MOU has been signed with the president's office for the completion of 100 permanent houses in Hambantota. However this is on hold until clear policies concerning land allocation, compensations offered by government, entitlement to new housing and the provision of housing, are determined. We are also doing emergency river mouth repair, boat repair, fisheries and running cash for work schemes.
We have also commenced a temporary shelter programme this month in Dikwella division, with 82 transitional shelters completed, 21 under construction and 26 identified and assessed, and are implementing brick making, boat repair and water infrastructure projects. There is now fully operational boat yard in Matara.
In India, GOAL provided 11,000 families in Nagappatinum with food and non-food items. On April 5th, 365 additional packets were distributed to widows and the elderly in Pondicherry. In both the Nagappatinum and Karaikal districts, GOAL has provided food for 22 community kitchens, feeding a total of 14,788 people on daily basis.
GOAL has also implemented livelihood recovery projects, cash for work projects and provided resources for seven medical and counseling consultations for up to 300 people daily.