UK Helps Clear Mines, Rebuild Lives in Sri Lanka

The U.K. Department for International Development has committed 970,000 pounds (USD1.61 million) to help

and rebuild lives in northern Sri Lanka. Some 500,000 pounds of the sum will be spent on demining machines to facilitate the surveys of minefields, while 250,000 pounds will be allocated for the transportation of displaced individuals from camps to their homes. The Food and Agriculture Organization will receive the remaining 220,000 pounds, which will be used to provide seeds to returning internally displaced people.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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