Stories from the Field: Constructing Cost-effective, Demonstration Houses in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Ms. Yasotharan Karthiyayini, a school teacher from Kilinochchi district, recently constructed her permanent house with funding from the project “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas Through Housing”. Her new house has been built using environmentally-friendly, cost effective techniques as a “demonstration house”. Funded by the European Union, Government of Australia and the Swiss Agency for

Stories from the Field: A permanent Home for a Young Family in Mullaitivu

The Indian Housing Project (IHP) 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 implementing this project in the Northern districts of Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Jaffna. Through a homeowner driven process, UN-Habitat will support 18,000 families to construct


Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing

Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing, a project funded by European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation helps the reconstruction of homes for 4,350 families, in the conflict affected districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Batticaloa. More information can be found at: Improving Living Conditions in


RETURNING HOME: Supporting Conflict Affected People through Housing

After thirty years of conflict in Sri Lanka, when internally displaced families returned to their villages, they found their homes badly damaged or destroyed beyond repair. Lacking financial resources of their own, many families were unable to rebuild. For years, they lived in temporary shelters that offered little protection from the elements. This book is a pictorial journey