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Sri Lankan refugee appeal – SOS

[MISC, Friday, 17 July 2009 08:45 No Comment]

children-in-sri-lanka SOS Children has launched an emergency appeal for funds to finance helping refugee children after fighting in Sri Lanka. SOS has been working in Sri Lanka for 29 years and so far is the only organisation that has been invited to visit the area and start work for children.

Senior co-workers of SOS Sri Lanka have been able to visit the northern part in Vavuniya. Vavuniya is also the area where SOS had programmes in early 1990 for about 05 years or so helping the community rebuild their lives. There are hundreds of unaccompanied children in the camps in immediate need of help and care.

In view of the immediate need facing children in the camps for "internally displaced people" (refugees) SOS Children has gone ahead with programs to help using our reserves despite the global financial crisis which has put our funding under considerable stress.

We have been given permission by the government to operate on a ten acre site near the camp and started putting up an emergency shelter to house 450 children (concentrating on orphans and those separated from family). This is happening as we write and we are organising structures, basic sanitations, food, medicine, basic clothes and some toys for the first 450 children.

Now we are appealing for financial help and launching an Emergency Appeal.

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