Sri Lanka

Monthly Sri Lanka/Reviewing the past 10 years - Sri Lanka Project [part3]

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After the 26 year-long civil war ended in May, 2009, more than 280,000 Tamils started to return from the IDP camps to their home. In response to this, JEN provided assistance for water supply, where the people can get necessary domestic water at the IDP camp in Vavuniya District, since people had been facing with serious water shortage since June, 2009. At the same time, JEN distributed emergency-relief material (hygiene kits, shelter kits, complementary foods) which Tamils needed when they returned home. Also, in order for the returnees to get water sources in the devastated areas when they return and re-start self-reliance lives JEN expanded the targeting area to the Mullaitive District, where we continuously renovated and cleaned the wells and distributed agricultural tools, and also constructed transitional shelters and semi-permanent toilets.