The European Commission decided, today to provide €10 million in humanitarian assistance to people in Sri Lanka who have been displaced by the conflict, a press release said
Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, said: "Last year, the Commission allocated a total of €13 million to Sri Lanka. With this Decision, Europe is following through on its commitment to assist Sri Lanka people. Although improvements have been made in many areas, urgent needs remain and have to be addressed through adequate access for international aid the new funding will provide assistance in the areas of shelter, food assistance, water and sanitation, as well as the financing of de-mining programmes.
Particular focus will be placed on reaching the most vulnerable among the returnees, namely female-headed households, the disabled, the elderly and the children. (Source : europa.eu)