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3,600 families in Sri Lanka to benefit from new housing initiative with Habitat for Humanity

The second phase of a major housing programme in Sri Lanka is now underway after contracts were signed last Friday between UN-Habitat, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies.

Plans are to work with displaced families in eastern province to repair their homes or construct new ones to give a sense of security and restore their human right to shelter. 3,600 families are being targeted which will bring the total of houses Habitat for Humanity has helped build in Sri Lanka to 6,800.

Tony Senewiratne, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, elaborates: “It’s the first time that Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka has partnered with the Indian High Commission and we are delighted to be selected along with the other agencies.

“We look forward to helping these families as they have been through so much. Having a decent, secure place to live is a major step in returning lives to normalcy and breaking the poverty cycle.”

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