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Improving Basic Infrastructure of Communities Affected by Floods

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Kolonnawa DS Division, Colombo District, Western Province

When:

2016

Donors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;

On 15 May 2016 Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical storm Roanu that caused widespread flooding and landslides in 22 districts out 25 districts in the country, destroying homes and submerging entire villages and urban neighbourhoods. More than 300,000 people have been affected according to Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre. These were reportedly the worst floods in 25 years. Colombo District was the worst affected district in the country with 190,349 people affected by the floods. This is mostly as a result of large numbers of people living on reclaimed, marsh land that is highly susceptible to flooding. 

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Promotion of Domestic Biogas Systems

Type: Environment;

Location:

Central, South, Eastern, North-western and West Province

When:

Since 2011

Donors

European Commission;Czech Republic Development Cooperation;

Biogas systems transform decomposing organic waste such as animal excrements into biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide, which is then easily harnessed as a fuel for kitchen gas stoves. Its by-product – bioslurry – is an effective and potent organic fertilizer. Thanks to the biogas systems, families gain reliable sources of clean energy for cooking replacing the consumption of fuel wood. Women are no longer forced to cook in smoke-filled rooms. Thanks to reduced burning of firewood, the utilization of methane from decomposing animal waste and replacement of chemical fertilizers by natural ones, emissions of greenhouse gases as well as deforestation are reduced. For SMEs biogas systems are especially of importance as an effective mean for solid waste disposal.

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Past Activities Successfully completed programmes

Recovery of the East Coast after Tsunami

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara Districts

When:

2005 - 2009

Following the tsunami disaster, People in Need’s main target area became Trincomalee District in Eastern Province, which apart from the tsunami bore scars of the protracted civil war. Immediately after the tsunami, People in Need provided food and non-food relief items (NFRIs) to almost 11 thousand people during the first weeks after the catastrophe.

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Supporting Good Governance in Eastern Sri Lanka

Type: Civil Society Development & Good Governance;

Location:

Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Ampara Districts

When:

2006 - 2013

Donors

GIZ;USAID;

In Eastern Province, People in Need build capacities of Local Authorities (Pradesha Sabhas and Urban/Municipal Councils) and supports and strengthens cooperation between them and community-based organizations, primarily Women Rural Development Societies. Local communities are being educated about the range of services they are entitled to, how to approach Local Authorities and how to actively participate in development of their communities.

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Recovery of War-affected Areas in the East

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Trincomalee District

When:

2007 - 2009

Between 2007-2009, People in Need provided assistance to hundreds of families with owner-driven reparation of partly-damaged houses in Trincomalee District where the armed conflict between the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and the government restarted even before the recovery from the destructing tsunami had been finished. The families carried out the reconstruction themselves while People in Need provided them with necessary construction materials and finances for skilled workers which contributed to the better sustainability of the project´s outputs.

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Humanitarian Assistance to Internally Displaced People after the Last Phase of War

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Trincomalee District

When:

2009 - 2010

The last phase of war caused displacement of app. 300 hundred thousand people who had to stay in IPD camps. In reaction to this critical situation, People in Need assisted with construction and provision of emergency facilities to the IDP camp in Pulmoddai in Trincomalee District to secure more dignified living conditions for the IDPs.

PIN constructed temporary shelters, emergency latrines and drainage system. PIN also provided safe drinking water and distributed hygiene kits.

Livelihood Recovery Assistance to Resettled Internally Displaced Population in the North of Sri Lanka

Type: Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts

When:

2010 - 2012

Donors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic;Real Gift;PIN Club of Friends;

The armed conflict devastated the large areas in the north of the country and forced over 300 thousand people to flee to IDP camps. Despite the fact that the armed conflict ended in May 2009, large majority of people started returning to their places of origin only in 2010 and some even later. People in Need focused on assisting the war-affected people who lost all their property due to multiple displacements and extended stays in IDP camps.

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Recovery of War-affected Areas in the North

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Vavuniya and Kilinochchi Districts

When:

2010 – 2012

In Vavuniya and Kilinochchi Districts of Northern Province, People in Need assisted with owner-driven reparation of houses damaged during the armed conflict between Tamil Tigers and the military forces of the Government of Sri Lanka.

Strong emphasis was put on active participation of beneficiaries who conducted and directed the construction works completely autonomously. People in Need provided technical assistance and necessary construction materials and financially supported the skilled workers.

Recovery of Flood-affected Areas

Type: Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Kilinochchi districts

When:

2011

Donors

USAID;

Partners

ACTED;

In January and February 2011, rainfalls caused one-hundred-year flood in parts of Eastern Sri Lanka. A large crisis situation emerged which in regards to destruction of major part of harvest endangered food security. Therefore, People in Need focused on food security and livelihoods together with creation of conditions suitable for the long-term sustainable recovery in the East of Sri Lanka.

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630,000 people have been affected as a result of floods in Sri Lanka. People in Need and their partners have been helping the most vulnerable to restore their livelihoods and clean water sources

630,000 people have been affected as a..

24. July 2017
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People in Need released 37,000 EUR to help the victims of floods in Sri Lanka and send emergency coordinator to the affected area

People in Need released 37,000 EUR to help..

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Sri Lanka: Tropical storm Roanu caused widespread flooding and landslides

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27. June 2016
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Home Grown, Local Solutions

Home Grown, Local Solutions

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Sri Lanka;
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630,000 people have been affected as a result of floods in Sri Lanka. People in Need and their partners have been helping the most vulnerable to restore their livelihoods and clean water sources

630,000 people have been affected as a..

24. July 2017
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need released 37,000 EUR to help the victims of floods in Sri Lanka and send emergency coordinator to the affected area

People in Need released 37,000 EUR to help..

23. June 2017
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Sri Lanka: Tropical storm Roanu caused widespread flooding and landslides

Sri Lanka: Tropical storm Roanu caused..

17. October 2016
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Proper waste management in Sri Lanka improves cooking and gardening

Proper waste management in Sri Lanka..

14. July 2016
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Home Grown, Local Solutions

Home Grown, Local Solutions

27. June 2016
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Produce and then Promote: Sri Lanka has tremendous potential for Biogas

Produce and then Promote: Sri Lanka has..

27. June 2016
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

Post-war recovery in Sri Lanka

Post-war recovery in Sri Lanka

12. February 2013
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

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New Freeze Boxes in Eachchilampath (Sri..

8. August 2012
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

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Sri Lanka: People in Need built 6 preschools, its construction was prepared by the locals

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Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

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FND Sri Lanka

FND Sri Lanka

8. August 2012
Sri Lanka;
Humanitarian aid;

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Sri Lanka;
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