Australia Backs IOM’s Program for Sri Lankan IDPs

    The Australian Agency for International Development will provide 3.3 million Australian dollars (USD2.5 million) to help the International Organization for Migration facilitate the return and reintegration of internally displaced people in central Sri Lanka.

    AusAID’s contribution will be used for the third phase of IOM’s Australian Community Rehabilitation Program, which was launched 2006. The program provides grants to help returning IDPs rebuild their livelihoods and help communities conduct training workshops. It also provides equipment and tools to returning IDPs.

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