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Shelter and Security for Displaced Families

At the end of 2010, an estimated 95,000 people in Sri Lanka remained displaced by the long-running armed conflict there, which ended in May 2009. Several hundred families in the north of Sri Lanka continue to live in refugee camps, while dealing with the loss of lives in the aftermath of the war.

The Lebara Foundation has built 100 low-cost houses in two settlement villages in northern Sri Lanka for those internally displaced families most in need of support.

Families like the Rajasinghams, whose head, Manuvelpillai, aged 62, earns just 1,500 Sri Lankan rupees a month (€23) through labouring work, yet has a family of nine to take care of. Like many families, the Rajasinghams were displaced more than once by the conflict, and the Lebara homes project offers them, and families like them, desperately needed shelter, stability and security.

 

Lebara Village, Sri Lanka