Model Resettlement Village

Model Resettlement Village

Build harmony between Sri Lanka's Tamil and Muslim populations.

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As a result of civil conflict spanning the last twenty years Sri Lanka s Tamil and Muslim populations remain deeply divided and vulnerable. The conflict resulted in 730000 internally displaced Sri Lankans and while almost half have returned to their homes since the ceasefire in 2002 they are not adequately protected and assisted. As a result this population faces threats to their safety dispossession of their property landlessness and lack of livelihood opportunities and basic services. MRP resettles mixed groups of Tamil and Muslim internally displaced families in their native Mannar giving preference to war widows rape victims the disabled young female heads of households and internally displaced people living in refugee camps. The organization takes a uniquely inclusive approach to building harmony in Sri Lanka by setting an example of ethnic reconciliation and peaceful coexistence between these two polarized communities while offering families a chance to access sustainable livelihoods.

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Last Update: Jul 12, 2018 5:49 a.m.

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