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Christian Aid in Sri Lanka

Christian Aid decided to conclude its operations in Sri Lanka following a comprehensive review of needs, capacities and resources in the countries where we're operating. We focused on how and where we could achieve the greatest, deepest and most lasting change in the lives of poor people using the resources available to us.

Faced with a lack of transparency and accountability at all levels of government, part of our work in Sri Lanka is aimed at helping the poor and marginalised claim their rights and entitlements. 

In post-conflict Sri Lanka, our focus remains on the resettlement of those affected as well as providing support as they look to rebuild their lives and livelihoods. 

We and our partners are also helping improve the resilience of marginalised and vulnerable groups, affected by conflict and natural disasters.

Our partners

OfERR has been a Christian Aid partner since 1988.  Founded to provide support to Tamil refugees who had taken refuge in south India as a result of the civil war, it also works on the resettlement of refugees in the north and east provinces of Sri Lanka.

Run by members of the Sri Lanka refugee community, the programmes focus on health, nutrition, literacy, counselling and leadership training.

SOND is a local organisation working with poor and marginalised communities living in the north and east of the country. Its work focuses on strengthening civil society, building resilient livelihoods and protecting the environment. Christian Aid has been involved with SOND since 1999.

ASM is an organisation working with Muslim communities on the east cost of Sri Lanka. Its main focus is on helping people and communities claim their rights and build climate resilient communities. Christian Aid has been involved with ASM since 2004.

Practical Action is an organisation that provides expertise on such things as disaster risk management, sustainable agriculture and improving the accountability of local government. Christian Aid has been involved with Practical Action since 2004.

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