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Construction of New School Buildings Underway in Mannar District with Funding from the Government of Japan.

July 2016, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  Construction of new classroom buildings and teacher’s quarters has commenced in several schools through the project “Sustainable Resettlement through Community-Driven Improvement of the Learning Environment in Mannar District, Sri Lanka”. With funding of US$4,200,000 from the Government of Japan, the project is implemented by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the

Introducing Organic Home Gardening to families in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

January 2016, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat is supporting healthy and sustainable livelihoods for conflict affected returnee families in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province by promoting grass roots agricultural interventions. In early 2015, with the aim of improving household nutrition and to increase the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables in conflict affected villages, the Organic

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Rebuilding homes, Transforming lives

The Indian Housing Project is a housing reconstruction project funded by the Government of India and implemented through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat is one of the implementing agencies responsible for the construction and repair of 17,945 conflict damaged houses. The project is implemented through a homeowner driven methodology

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Indian Housing Project: Rebuilding Homes, Transforming Lives.

Three decades of conflict resulted in severe damage and destruction to houses and infrastructure facilities in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Unable to recover from major financial shocks due to poverty and years of displacement, the majority of families were incapable of rebuilding their damaged houses. From 2012, the Government of India funded