Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Attachments

BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated May 5, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On September 25, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) announced that the Ministry of Resettlement had returned or released approximately 265,000 of 280,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) temporarily residing in welfare centers. These individuals had fled conflict areas in the months leading up to the May 19, 2009, GoSL declaration of victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 24-year civil war. The Ministry of Resettlement expects to complete resettlement of the remaining displaced persons by December 2010.

- In response to heavy rains in mid-May, USAID/OFDA supported relief efforts reaching approximately 2,770 individuals.

- USAID/OFDA works to reduce the impact of natural hazards in vulnerable regions, stabilize conflict-affected communities, and support community efforts to rebuild markets and infrastructure. Since May 2010, USAID/OFDA has supported transitional shelter development for up to 38 percent of the resettled IDPs ahead of the November to March monsoon season. Funding from USAID/OFDA in FY 2010 has benefitted up to 352,000 IDPs and other conflicted-affected individuals.