Thursday, May 14, 2009

Situation Update

District Governor Nalin Fernando had been in Vavuniya for the last 4 days having discussions with the neccessary authorities to formalize the relief efforts of the Rotary District 3220, Sri Lanka. With the arrival of the Shelter Boxes, the authorities have demarcated a specific area in Zone III to set up the Shelter Box Tents. This area would eventually be developed in to a model facility and in all likelyhood the next batch of Shelter Boxes will also be deployed at the same location.

The facility will provide accomodation for approximately 500+ families (2500+ people ) and it is expected the families with pregnant mothers, children will form the majority of this group. The District has decided to concentrate our efforts with regard to Healthcare, Water & Sanitation , Food , Children's Toys etc at this facility as a starting point so that we can better coordinate and quantify the efforts.

In addition, the Rotarians in District 3220, Sri Lanka are working on several initiatives to help the IDP's in providing Wheelchairs, Artificial Limbs, Vocational Training etc.

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