Crisis prevention & recovery
Supporting communities affected by nearly three decades of conflict as they gradually move from relief to recovery and development is a key focus of our work. In doing so, we support efforts aimed at enabling internally displaced people to return safely to their communities, creating sustainable livelihoods and addressing their most pressing justice and human rights concerns. In addition, assisting in efforts to manage disaster risks is also a core part of our work. With Sri Lanka becoming increasing vulnerable to natural disasters, our work includes promoting disaster risk reduction and resilience.
We support formerly conflict-affected communities to migrate from subsistence to market livelihoods and build linkages between them and the private sector so they can access new markets and financial services. We will continue to bring together different communities kept apart by conflict, and provide support for vulnerable people to obtain vital documentation that would give them greater access to justice. Furthermore, in mitigating natural disasters, we will help develop national capacities to respond to disasters and mitigate the risk they pose.more
Nearly three-decades of war in Sri Lanka have fragmented relationships between the country’s Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities. UNDP will also continue using its recovery work as entry points for peacebuilding between communities kept apart by war, and scale-up select initiatives such as the schools twinning. more