Further assistance from Germany for IDPs
Germany has granted Euro 135,000 to support ongoing
emergency assistance project accommodated at Menik Farm, Vavuniya
implemented by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB.). A spokesperson for the
embassy told The Island that this would bring relief to IDPs still at
She quoted the German Ambassador Jens Ploetner as
saying Germany was concerned about those unable to return to their
villages over one year after the conclusion of the war in May last year.
The project launched on August 1st, 2010 with funds
provided by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will provide hygienic kits,
toilet cleaning kits, material and labour necessary for the repair of
shelters and toilets.
Additionally, the funds will ensure that ASB continues
to provide water for a large number of people. The spokesperson said
that ASB had been providing over 120,000 litres of water per day to
about 12,000 IDPs throughout.
Over 28,000 IDPs in Menik Farm will benefit from this
Emergency Assistance Project.
Courtesy : The Island