Trinco resettled IDPs' plight spotlighted

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 November 2004, 03:29 GMT]
"No one can talk about peace and reconciliation when thousands suffer for want of shelter, food and clothes. Peace and reconciliation are only of secondary concern for them," said Mr.T.Thavasilingam, Chairman of the Consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations in Trincomalee district presiding over the meeting of Eastern Forum of Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHU).

CHU on Trinco IDPs
CHU has its headquarters in Colombo.

Eastern Forum was organized by the CHA to give an opportunity for all NGOs, donor agencies and government agencies working in the eastern province to share their views, sources said.

Mr.Thavasilingam further said that of more than 57,000 families displaced in 1990 major violence in the Trincomalee district about 51,282 families were taken for resettlement but they were not properly resettled, as even the basic facilities were not offered to them.

Another 554 displaced families are still living in ten welfare centres and refugee camps in the district. There are 6,467 displaced families staying with their friends and relatives, and in South India.

CHU on Trinco IDPs
More than 6,000 women headed families including war widows in the district are looking for suitable assistance to enter the main stream, he said.

The sanitation or hygienic condition of resettled villages is not satisfactory. The resettled families are not provided with toilet facilities, he said

Malnutrition in resettled villages is very high due to poverty, lack of availability of safe drinking water and lack of medical facilities, he added.

Mr.V.S.Swaminathan, Deputy Chief Secretary (Planning) of the North east provincial Council (NEPC), Mr.R.Umakanthan, NECORD Trincomalee District Deputy Director, Mr.N.Singarayaer, Additional Government Agent, Trincomalee, Mr.Hussaindeen, Deputy Director for Rehabilitation in Trincomalee also spoke.

Mr.V.Kalaichchelvan, Trincomalee District officer of the Consortium for Human Agencies made the welcome speech.


CHU on Trinco IDPs


 

Latest 15 Reports
17.07.18 21:29   Photo
Colombo steps up shadow war against NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=13429