USAID Provides Basic Supplies for Displaced Sri Lankans

    Some 77,000 internally displaced Sri Lankans are expected to benefit from USD3 million given by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Colombo Page reports. The donation will be used to deliver temporary housing materials to 17,000 people as well as water and sanitation supplies to 35,000 people. Approximately 25,000 people will also receive free transport from resettlement camps to their original communities. The USAID donation aims to help facilitate the return of IDPs to their homes in the Sri Lankan districts of Trincomalee, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu.

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