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Enhancing Agricultural Livelihoods through Community Storage Facilities

Agriculture is an important livelihood in the Northern Province with rice paddy cultivated by a large segment of the population. For rice farmers, storage facilities are vital to store their produce safely. The lack of proper storage facilities in these conflict affected areas have often resulted in poor food security and farmers selling their produce ...

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Rehabilitating Internal Roads in Mullaitivu District

The project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure, Improvement of Livelihoods and Empowerment of Women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces (RCI), funded by the Government of Japan, is supporting the construction of community infrastructure including 32 km of access roads in the North and East of Sri Lanka. The RCI project is implemented by UN-Habitat ...

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Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow: Rebuilding Preschools in Mullaitivu District

The Project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure, Improvement of Livelihoods and Empowerment of Women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces (RCI) is a community infrastructure development project, contributing towards the sustainable rehabilitation and reconstruction of the conflict affected Northern and Eastern Provinces. Funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by UN-Habitat, the project supports ...

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Rehabilitating the Kovilvayal Village Internal Access Road in Kilinochchi

Internal access roads are essential for the smooth functioning of villages in rural Sri Lanka. They are used daily by residents to travel to workplaces, agricultural lands and children’s schools as well as to access towns and marketplaces. The lack of functioning roads results in the delay of resettlement and redevelopment of the community as ...

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Constructing a Storm Water Drainage System in Puliyampokkanai, Kilinochchi

Many villages in the North and East experience flooding during the annual monsoon rains. Internal access roads, mostly constructed with gravel, regularly flood, making accessibility difficult for residents. Day to day life is impacted until flood levels subside and the roads are once again passable. School children and elderly residents are amongst the worst affected, as traversing ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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UN-Habitat Sri Lanka Profile

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the UN agency responsible for human settlements, mandated to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat contributes to the overall objective of the United Nations to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development, working with governments and local authorities and ...

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Water for Life

Water for Life: Providing Fresh Water to School Children in Mannar: Renovation of Mini Water Supply Scheme in Palaikuli Government Muslim Mixed School ...

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