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Creating Safe Communities in Sri Lanka
Description: In Sri Lanka, we're creating safe and secure communities through landmine clearance and job creation.
  26 Sep 2017   58s 1 28 0
The Power of Religion in a Turbulent World
Description: Given religion’s influence on conflict dynamics around the world, it is critical that practitioners and policymakers understand and partner with religious leaders and people of faith to build peace. For more than 25 years, the U.S. Institute of Peace has worked on the role of religion in violence and peace, advancing cutting-edge research and policy, and developing effective strategies to engage religious actors, institutions and ideas across traditions in support of peace. From enhancing the peacemaking capacities of individuals and faith-based organizations to fostering meaningful dialogue within and across faiths, USIP works with local partners to promote inclusive religious peacebuilding. Learn more about our work on religion and peacebuilding: Connect with us! Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Newsletters: The United States Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.
  16 Aug 2017   4m9s 2 162 0
Islamic Relief USA - Sri Lanka Flood Emergency
Description: Monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka. 151 deaths have been reported and 112 people are missing due to the landslide and flooding (most of the deaths in the latest floods were caused by landslides). Nearly 500,000 persons are displaced and are currently residing in temporary safe locations. Although Floodwaters have receded in some areas on Sunday, further rain is expected on Monday. Islamic Relief is on the ground preparing to provide aid to survivors. They need your support Donate Today at
  29 May 2017   31s 10 1292 0
Tackling Undernutrition in Sri Lanka’s Plantations
Description: In Sri Lanka, undernutrition among mothers and children under-five, especially those living on plantations, is all too prevalent. Anemia is widespread among pregnant mothers and 36 percent of young children are either too short or underweight for their age. While progress has been made in improving overall health and socio-economic indicators in plantations, a new report recommends a more strategic approach to ensure mothers and their children get the nutrition they need to live healthy lives and realize their potential. #1000Days #InvestInNutrition
  28 Apr 2017   3m49s 7 657 0
Training police in Sri Lanka: a woman in a man's world
Description: Nanna Zerlang works for the ICRC in Sri Lanka, training the national police on international standards of policing. A former policewoman, she is currently the only woman in this role in the ICRC worldwide. Nanna uses her 30 years of experience – in the Danish police force and abroad – to help policewomen and men become better at what they do. “I believe police represent the population and more than 50% of the world’s population are women. So we need more women in the police force.” AV0213F
  07 Mar 2017   1m19s 6 1378 0
Welcome to Neluwa
Description: Members of the Neluwa community in Sri Lanka share the challenges they are facing and how together with World Vision they are working to create a brighter future for their children.
  02 Mar 2017   2m43s 1 136 0
Sri Lanka: A son missing, a family in turmoil
Description: When Punchibanda watched his son leave to join the army in 1995, he could not have imagined the heartache he would have to endure five years later. In 2000, he and his wife were informed that their son was missing. After a desperate and futile search that lasted four months, they received news one day that their son's remains had been recovered. The ICRC is contributing to address the needs of families of missing people in Sri Lanka, and advocating for and providing technical support to the authorities to clarify the fate and whereabouts of these families’ missing relatives.
  17 Feb 2017   2m27s 4 764 0
Internews in Sri Lanka - Drone Journalism Footage
Description: Drone footage of Polonnaruwa, a region of Sri Lanka that is experiencing severe drought, showing elephants trying to find water; landfills in Batticaloa; and schoolchildren catching their first glimpse of a drone.
  28 Oct 2016   7m52s 2 238 0
Sri Lanka: Reducing Flood Risk for a More Livable Metro Colombo
Description: The Metro Colombo Urban Development Project is investing in Colombo’s public spaces, wetlands, and infrastructure to improve its flood resilience, quality of life, and competitiveness. When completed, 232,000 residents will have greater protection from flooding and the entire city of over 6 million people will benefit from an improved quality of life.
  14 Sep 2016   3m54s 13 2205 0
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  02 Aug 2016   2m2s 5 462 0
Red Talks: Nimal talks about refugees beginning life again
Description: Nimal came to Australia to study for his PhD and started volunteering for Red Cross back in 2011 by offering support to Tamil refugees and asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. Today at Red Cross he helps to empower small community organisations and newly arrived migrant communities in Western Sydney. Get involved with Red Cross today -
  21 Jul 2016   10m59s 17 1155 0
Building on Success: Reducing Poverty in Sri Lanka
Description: Sri Lanka’s development features robust growth and impressive poverty reduction. It has ample opportunity for success due to many advantages in geography and education. To make the most of its development opportunity, how can Sri Lanka overcome remaining challenges? For more information, visit:
  24 Mar 2016   3m54s 15 3109 0