Sri Lanka

Joint Humanitarian and Early Recovery Update May 2011 - Report #32

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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Between 1‐31 May 2011, 171 people (58 families) arrived from Menik Farm and Kodikamam Ramavil camps in their areas of origin in Mullaitivu District (Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat Division) and Kilinochchi District (Karachchi Divisional Secretariat Division). Approximately 2,130 IDPs (620 families) living with host families also returned to their homes in Maritimepattu and Oddusuddan Divisional Secretariat Divisions (DSD), in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Districts respectively.

  • Another 1,325 persons (331 families) displaced in various districts, including Puttalam, registered as returnees to all DSDs in Mannar District. In addition, 119 persons (32 families) displaced prior to 2008, and living in welfare centres in the Vavuniya District, deregistered from the sites and relocated to other areas within the same District.

  • The total population returned to the Northern Province now stands at 365,082 people (110,652 families) – 209,138 people (65,959 families) displaced after April 2008 and 157,269 persons (45,024 families) displaced before April 20081. Planning and reports indicate resettlement will pick up pace during June.

  • At the end of May, 17,488 IDPs (5,284 families) displaced after April 2008 remained in camps awaiting return to their areas of origin. An additional 8,521 IDPs (2,360 families) from the protracted or long‐term caseload (displaced prior to April 2008) remained in welfare centres. Long‐term solutions are also sought by a total 189,221 IDPs living with host families: 59,319 persons (10,704 families) displaced after April 2008, as well as 129,902 long‐term IDPs (17,570 families).

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