Strengthening Favorable Protection Environment and providing reintegration support for vulnerable returnees in the Northern Province and Trincomalee.
|District||Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, Trincomalee|
|Divisional Secretary Division||All DS Divisions based on the Indian Returnees|
|Grama Niladari Division||Scattered in all DS division based on the Indian Refugee Returnees|
|Project Period:||01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2020|
The project seeks to strengthen the protection environment for refugee returnees and other people of concern to UNHCR operation in the North and the East by improving access to registration, civil registrations, personal identification and property documentation and to basic facilities and assistance for their successful reintegration through building capacities of relevant government departments and authorities (PLC, Land branches, Civil documentation offices & SSO Departments) and providing material assistance to extremely vulnerable returnees.
The goal of the project is to strengthen the protection environment for Voluntary Return with the objectives of
- reintegration made more sustainable
- Risk of SGBV is reduced and quality of response improved* Children with Special Needs are included in model regular classes, for promoting inclusive education to other schools
|Capacity building projects of Govt. Departments and Authorities-.
The following supports were given to the Government departments and NGO council to facilitate them to provide better services to the society
Material Support for extremely vulnerable families –
- 100 extremely vulnerable families of Indian returnees have been selected for assistance in year 2020 and they were supported with materials based on their needs such as fishing nets, poultry rearing, goat rearing, cattle rearing, etc
SGBV Prevention and Response
Assisting extremely vulnerable female headed Indian returnee families through development of sustainable livelihood that must be protective & mitigate risk of SGBV-
- 39 families have been selected for livelihood assistance based on the potential of SGBV risk and capacity to implement the LH activities.
- Training on business plan development for 10 beneficiaries completed
- 30 of beneficiaries has been supported to initiate or strengthening their livelihood activities; Cattle rearing, Goat rearing, poultry rearing, Tailoring, Catering, Beauty culture.
100 EVI families and 30 SGBV Risk families have been assisted with livelihood Assistance.