Friday, February 27, 2009

Italian aid for IDPs

(Colombo-Lankapuvath-February 27) The Italian Government has allocated 250.00Euros (330.000 US Dollars to the World Health Organization, following the appeal for the common Humanitarian Action Plan of the United Nations for Sri Lanka, launched in Colombo on 18th February 2009.

The Italian contribution will fund activities implemented by the WHO under the project “Ensuring Delivery of health interventions in conflict affected areas”.

The intervention of the WHO is aimed, in particular, at improving essential health services for the displaced population in the Northern Districts of Sri Lanka due to the current conflict, by intensifying the systems for control of epidemics.

The activities will include the distribution of essential drugs of medical provisions, as well as the streng thening of the health system at a local level, including the psychological support both to the displaced and to the hosting communities