Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Support for internally displaced people Emergency appeal n° MDRLK002 Operations Update n° 14

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Glide n° FL-2010-000253-LKA

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 June to 30 November 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 22.7 million.

Appeal coverage: 68.9 per cent based on current revised appeal budget.

Appeal history:

  • Emergency Appeal: Launched on 12 April 2010 for CHF 3.6 million to support 5,000 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka for 24 months.

  • Revised Emergency Appeal: Launched on 8 July 2011 for CHF 6.1 million to support to assist 7,000 families (35,000 people) for 36 months.

  • 2nd Revised Emergency Appeal: Launched on 20 September 2012 for CHF 23.3 million in cash, kind, or services to support to assist at least 20,000 families (100,000 people) for 67 months with expected completion by end of October 2015. A Final Report will be made available by January 2016 (three months after the end of the operation).


Red Cross Post Conflict Recovery Programme (RC PCRP) in Sri Lanka is being implemented by Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), having a partnership with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Movement and non-Movement partners. It primarily supports people who have been displaced due to the conflict and resettled at present. The entire programme follows the owner-driven approach and direct cash transfer to beneficiaries, in order to empower beneficiaries and improve the sense of community ownership. Shelter, including construction of new houses and repairing damaged houses is the key constituent of the programme, while other components such as supports on community infrastructure, water and sanitation (WatSan), livelihoods, health care, disaster management and organizational development all contributed to building up sustainable resilient community. Under the latest revision of the Emergency Appeal, number of benefitting families increased significantly, targeting 20,000 families in the north by strengthening the shelter and livelihood components and socio-economic infrastructure in a more efficient and effective manner, while adhering to the same framework of the existing operation.