Sri Lanka: UN Calls For Clear Resettlement Plan

Published on 21 July 2009

A detailed plan to resettle almost 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka is needed to sustain donor assistance, the UN says. (..) The World Food Programme (WFP), which needs $38 million to meet its funding requirements this year, confirmed it had received major pledges from the US and Japan recently. “We have just had a pledge of $14.2 million from the US confirmed. This is a very timely and much appreciated donation. Our shortfall has now been reduced to $15 million, or 16 percent of the total budget for our main operation that provides food assistance,” Adnan Khan, WFP country head in Sri Lanka, told IRIN.

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