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

From January to October 2016

  • 1,624
    family members of missing persons received psychosocial, legal, administrative and economic support under the Accompaniment program.
  • 13,405
    detainees in 25 places of detention were visited with the aim of improving their living conditions and treatment.
  • 2,227
    economically vulnerable households in the North and East started or resumed a livelihood.