Friday, April 24, 2009

NEW CAUSE - Relief for Internally Displaced People (IDP's) of Sri Lanka

Thank you for all your assistance and support during the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami.

We are now facing a different challenge of helping over 100,000 Internally Displaced People (IDP's) who have crossed over to the Government controlled areas over the last few weeks.

The Rotary Club of Colombo Regency is once again formulating relief efforts.

President 2008/ 2009 - Rtn. Nayana Serasinghe
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The Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) – The IDP’s are accommodated in safe zones established by the government, and are provided with necessary basic food and health care needs. Although government and a few non-governmental agencies have provided basic relief, not all needs of the affected people have been met given the difficult circumstances prevailing in the affected areas. Large volumes of supplies are required, and from time to time the government circulates the requirements to the public seeking their assistance.

Over 100,000 civilians have fled from the LTTE controlled areas into the safe zones and are accommodated in 52 camps established by the government of Sri Lanka in Vavunia and Trincomalee Districts to accommodate the IDP’s.