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Programmes To Assist Women And Children

Aug 15, 2011 7:38:57 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Child Development and Women’s Affairs Ministry is to implement programmes to assist mothers and children affected by the three decade long war in the North and East.

Child Development and Women’s Affairs Ministry Secretary Sumitra Rahubadda has reportedly held discussions with representatives of several United Nations bodies and INGOs inColombo.

Some of the agencies that have attended the discussion are UNDP, UNICEF and Save the Children Fund.

A team of officials consisting representatives from the Ministry and the international organizations are to visit the North on September 5 and 6.

The main focus on the tour would be to meet with women and children affected by the war in order to identify their specific need.

The group is to also hold a meeting with the District Secretaries, police personnel and local government officials on September 8.