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Sri Lanka: new beginnings for local communities - ICRC livelihood projects

16-02-2010 Field Newsletter

In 2008 and 2009, the ICRC continued to support communities to resume or strengthen their primary and secondary livelihood activities in agriculture, fishing, craft and trade sectors. During the 2-year period, a total of 51 projects were implemented in the Northern and Eastern provinces which assisted 45'708 beneficiaries of Muslim, Sinhalese and Tamil origin. Projects were implemented based on a thorough analysis of needs, availability of resources and considering people's capacities.


  • Background

  • Helping local fishermen restart livelihoods

  • Boosting incomes through paddy and vegetable cultivation

  • Promoting traditional livelihoods through Micro Economic Initiatives (MEI)

  • Community assets projects