UN Frees Funds for Displaced Sri Lankans

An internally displaced person receives medical treatment at a health clinic in the Manik Farm Camp in Sri Lanka. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe/UN

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated USD13.75 million to help U.N. agencies address the needs of several thousands of internally displaced Sri Lankans in the country’s northern region. Of the sum, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will get USD4.1 million for the continuation of its shelter grants for returning families, while the World Food Program will get USD2.4 million for its feeding programs in refugee camps. Some USD1.08 million will be given to UNICEF for its learning and nutrition drives. The rest of the funds will be divided among the U.N. Office for Project Services, International Organization for Migration, Food and Agriculture Organization, U.N. Population Fund and World Health Organization.

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