Training police in Sri Lanka: a woman in a man's world
Description: Nanna Zerlang works for the ICRC in Sri Lanka, training the national police on international standards of policing. A former policewoman, she is currently the only woman in this role in the ICRC worldwide. Nanna uses her 30 years of experience – in the Danish police force and abroad – to help policewomen and men become better at what they do. “I believe police represent the population and more than 50% of the world’s population are women. So we need more women in the police force.” AV0213F
07 Mar 2017
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Description: Members of the Neluwa community in Sri Lanka share the challenges they are facing and how together with World Vision they are working to create a brighter future for their children.
02 Mar 2017
Description: When Punchibanda watched his son leave to join the army in 1995, he could not have imagined the heartache he would have to endure five years later. In 2000, he and his wife were informed that their son was missing. After a desperate and futile search that lasted four months, they received news one day that their son's remains had been recovered.
The ICRC is contributing to address the needs of families of missing people in Sri Lanka, and advocating for and providing technical support to the authorities to clarify the fate and whereabouts of these families’ missing relatives.
17 Feb 2017
Description: Drone footage of Polonnaruwa, a region of Sri Lanka that is experiencing severe drought, showing elephants trying to find water; landfills in Batticaloa; and schoolchildren catching their first glimpse of a drone.
28 Oct 2016
Description: The Metro Colombo Urban Development Project is investing in Colombo’s public spaces, wetlands, and infrastructure to improve its flood resilience, quality of life, and competitiveness. When completed, 232,000 residents will have greater protection from flooding and the entire city of over 6 million people will benefit from an improved quality of life.
14 Sep 2016
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02 Aug 2016
Description: Nimal came to Australia to study for his PhD and started volunteering for Red Cross back in 2011 by offering support to Tamil refugees and asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. Today at Red Cross he helps to empower small community organisations and newly arrived migrant communities in Western Sydney.
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21 Jul 2016
Description: Sri Lanka’s development features robust growth and impressive poverty reduction. It has ample opportunity for success due to many advantages in geography and education. To make the most of its development opportunity, how can Sri Lanka overcome remaining challenges? For more information, visit: http://wrld.bg/ZUzYt
24 Mar 2016
Description: Home - A look back at the Red Cross Post Conflict Recovery Programme that began in 2010. As the programme comes to an end in 2015 we look back at the impact this has made in the lives of the people we aimed at serving. For more information on the programme please log on to www.redcross.lk/idp
21 Dec 2015
29 Oct 2015
Description: 30th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
FORUM-ASIA statement delivered by R.Iniyan Ilango, FORUM-ASIA United Nations Advocacy Programme Manager, during the General Debate on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka. Statement: http://l.forum-asia.org/127a6e4f
02 Oct 2015
Description: During the conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers, the ICRC helped separated families keep in touch through Red Cross messages and visits to places of detention. In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, we worked with the Sri Lankan Red Cross to trace missing persons and restore contact between relatives. Currently, the ICRC is planning how best to help the families of missing persons.
07 Jul 2015