Reference : V-P-LK-E-00414
Date : 20/11/2008
Country/Region : SRI LANKA
Caption : Colombo. Sample of relief items intended to be ditributed to displaced persons.
Photographer : LAKMAL DE MEL, Sagara
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Handover ceremony of the Indian relief consignment to the ICRC in Colombo on the 20th of November 2008 in the presence of the High Commissioners of India to Sri lanka Alok Prasad and the Secretary of the Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Affairs Palitha Kohona.

Extract fom:
11-12-2008 Operational update

Humanitarian aid donated by the Indian government reaches Vanni civilians
Displaced families in the Vanni region, which has been the scene of recent fighting, have begun receiving relief goods provided by the Indian government. The donation of 80,000 family parcels containing food, hygiene items, bedding and clothing was handed over to the ICRC on 20 November. The food and hygiene items were distributed to nearly 40,000 displaced families in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts during the first weeks of December. The beneficiaries will receive the bedding and clothing in the coming days. Many families have been displaced several times by the fighting over recent months and are therefore in urgent need of help.
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