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.