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ACTED newsletter No 52 - Jan 2009

News and Press Release
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ACTED in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, ACTED is starting a 20 month project entitled 'Promoting Peace Dividends: Institutional Capacity Building of State and Non State Actors.' Funded by Europe Aid, this project supports reconciliation and development in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province by building the capacity of local organizations, linking these organizations to local authorities, and supporting inter-community exchange. This intervention will enhance the capacity of all parties to better identify and respond to community needs and foster reconciliation on between conflict-affected communities.


The Watsan project implemented by ACTED in Baraka (in the Province of Southern Kivu) with the support of the Pooled Fund ended in November 2008. 10,000 people benefitted from this programme which lead to the construction on of 12 wells, 195 family latrines and 2 blocks of public latrines. A ceremony marked the handover of those to the local authorities. This project notably contributed to preventing the spread of cholera, a rampant disease in the suburban neighborhoods of Baraka bordering the Tanganyika lake, by improving access to clean water and to health adapted latrines.