Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, the ICRC helps people affected by the past conflict, including detainees, the families of missing persons and economically vulnerable households. We also work with ministries, armed forces, police and universities to promote IHL and international human rights law. Read more about the ICRC in Sri Lanka.

In numbers

In 2017:

  • 2,000
    relatives of missing persons attended weekly psychosocial support sessions, and 700 of them were referred to the resources required for assistance with their economic, legal, administrative, educational and health needs.
  • 3,300
    detainees benefited from improved water and sanitation facilities and maintenance services in prison.
  • 400
    detainees received visits from the ICRC.
  • 530
    Families of missing people received cash grants to develop their livelihoods.
  • 800
    members of security forces learnt about International Humanitarian Law.
  • 530
    Sri Lanka Red Cross Society staff and volunteers received basic and advanced first aid certification.