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31 May 2011 description

Colombo – May 5, 2011: Assistant Secretary Robert Blake, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, traveled to Kilinochchi on Tuesday to turn over water pumps to formerly displaced farmers in the North. The water pumps are one aspect of a $5.2 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project to assist recently resettled families in the North, conducted in partnership with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Ministry of Agriculture and the Northern Council Departments of Agriculture, Livestock and Agrarian Services.

31 May 2011 description

Last week the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Food for Peace (FFP) program signed a $1.5 million grant agreement to help more than 22,000 flood victims in eastern Sri Lanka.