UNHCR gets Australia's support to help NE IDPs

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 December 2002, 04:47 GMT]
The Australian Government has agreed to provide funds to UNHCR to assist the relocation and reintegration of Sri Lankans internally displaced by conflict, sources close to UNHCR said.

The project aims to provide water and sanitation systems to communities in Jaffna, Vanni, Mannar and Trincomalee.

Mobile health clinics and health posts will also be provided to assist returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees, sources said.

Australia's development assistance agency, AusAID, supports the work of multilateral agencies and NGOs in assisting some of Sri Lanka’s most needy people.

At the recent Peace Process Support Meeting held in Oslo, Australia committed to provide A$2.2 million to assist communities throughout Sri Lanka that have been affected by conflict.


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