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PWRDF Responds to Tsunami Emergency

Sri Lanka

Emergency Relief

Six women’s Self-Help groups were formed in Kilinochchi district with a membership of 108 women, including 54 refugee returnee women. In addition 16 Welcome Groups formed in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, with the membership of 51 men and 145 women, of them, 115 are refugee returnees. A total of 17 refugee returnees were trained on agro technology. 23 households were selected for the provision of livelihood in-kind support. Beneficiaries are those who received no benefits from any kinds of livelihood schemes by the government or NGOs upon return. Of them, eight beneficiaries were provided support with agricultural tool kits to engage in farming, whereas other refugee returnees were provided support to engage in other income generation activities. In addition, 20 returnee households have been selected to support animal husbandry (cattle and goats). This project is ongoing and more vocational training, especially for the members of the self-help groups are being planned.

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