USAID has assisted the most vulnerable Sri Lankans during multiple humanitarian crises since the 1980s. Today, USAID is one of the few development partners working directly with communities on natural disaster and risk management. Six years after the end of the conflict, many Sri Lankans have returned home to face hardship.
USAID supports the provision of a variety of services in these communities including transitional shelter, clean water, sanitation facilities, psychosocial support, rehabilitation services for people with disabilities, skills training for youth, reintegration of ex-combatants, rehabilitation of livelihoods, and employment opportunities for war widows and female heads of households. Through these services, USAID supports reconciliation efforts at both the household and community levels.
Last updated: March 15, 2016