The United States said it was concerned about the hurried resettlement of Internally Displaced People from the Menik Farm camp in Vavuniya.
In a statement the US embassy said, “many of the most vulnerable families of the war-affected population in the North have been placed on land hastily cleared without adequate shelter, water and sanitation, or provisions to continue their livelihoods”.
However, the US welcomed the work of the government in its efforts to resettle the Internally Displaced Persons within a short span of time.
The release also stated that the US government recently awarded over 3 million Dollars in order to support resettlement.
“The U.S. Government recently awarded over $3million to three organizations supporting resettling communities in the Mullaitivu and Killinochchi districts.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance awarded funding to ZOA Refugee Care, Sewalanka, and Practical Action to provide the basic needs that many Sri Lankans urgently require. The support will provide help to nearly 50,000 Sri Lankans with basic services such as adequate shelter, access to potable water and proper sanitation, and food security. The programs will also put these individuals on the road to a sustainable future, with support to start generating needed income, and connect farmers and fishermen with markets” the release said.