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

Providing Fresh Water to Weligahakandiya Residents in Batticaloa District

Water is a precious resource in Sri Lanka’s dry zone. As most rural areas are not linked to pipe borne water, families usually obtain water from available sources including wells, rivers and irrigation tanks. The village of Weligahakandiya in Batticaloa district is no exception. The community in this conflict affected village depend mainly on small

Government of Japan Provides US$ 4.2 Mn to Improve the Learning Environment in Sri Lanka’s Mannar District

The Government of Japan is providing funding of US$ 4,201,541 (Japanese Yen 507,000,000) through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the sustainable resettlement of conflict affected people through community-driven improvement of the learning environment in Mannar District. Over the next 30 months, this project will support fifteen schools to construct and improve infrastructure


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