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Published on 2010-05-18 18:45:14

DADELDHURA, May 18: It has been eight years since the house of Prem Singh Khatri in Jogbudha-3 has remained vacant and his land barren. (more…)

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11:24 GMT, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:24 UK

The UN has warned that “donor fatigue” in Sri Lanka has meant that it has received only 24% of the donor funds it needs to help displaced Tamils. (more…)

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KILINOCHCHI, 5 May 2010 (IRIN) – Reviving the farming and fishing sectors in northern Sri Lanka’s former combat zone is vital for returning residents to regain their livelihoods, experts say. (more…)

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BBC. 07:10 GMT, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 08:10 UK

In northern Sri Lanka, 80,000 war-displaced people still live in army-run camps, waiting while their devastated land is cleared of mines and jungle. Tens of thousands are now beginning to resettle near the homes they fled from, but it is not easy, says the BBC’s Charles Haviland. (more…)

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IOM, with funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has provided 2,891 displaced families with shelter repair materials and 4,986 families with non-food relief items including cooking pots, sleeping mats and tools in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao. (more…)

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Caritas says Sri Lanka has yet to emerge from decades of conflict with a real peace. (more…)

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KALMUNAI, 27 April 2010 (IRIN) –  Selvanayagam Selvantha, 34, has worked as a pastor and social worker for eight years in rural northeast Sri Lanka, helping people to recover from the country’s civil war and the 2004 tsunami, which displaced more than a million people. He works with the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India, which provides free nursery and after-school activities for affected children, and spoke to IRIN about his experiences: (more…)

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