Australia gives $5 million to support IDP resettlement
Australia will contribute $5 million to support the resettlement of
internally displaced people in northern Sri Lanka.
Australia has welcomed the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka.
To assist resettlement, Australia will provide $5 million through
international organisations such as the United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
This funding will include assistance for processing of documentation
for internally displaced people to facilitate their return, their
assistance with essential items, including food and water for travel and
reintegration and assistance to families hosting displaced people.
Australia welcomes the fact that the Government has committed itself
publicly to the resettlement task. Australia has previously provided
$5.25 million through UNICEF for emergency water and sanitation and
support services for children in the camps.