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EU grants additional 10 million Euros to assist resettlement of Sri Lanka IDPs

May 7, 2011 10:52:03 AM - itnnews.lk

The European Commission has raised its humanitarian support to Sri Lanka by another 10 million Euros. The European Union said this will finance further assistance for internally displaced Sri Lankans.

It said this will also help them to return to their homes, and ensure that basic services are in place for the returnees.
These additional resources will also bring humanitarian aid to vulnerable Sri Lankan refugees in India, and will reach the most affected victims of the floods that ravaged Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province earlier this year.

Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response said Europe will continue its impartial support to the vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka, and will work to build the bridge between relief assistance and long-term development in the country.

Many Sri Lankans who had been internally displaced by violence have returned home with the end of the conflict.