Those who arrived from the Vanni, had nothing but the cloths they were wearing and sought refuge in tarpaulin shelters and were in urgent need of non food relief items.

Case study

This is the situation of one child at Manik Farm.  He was suffering from diarrhoea and waiting in the queue to take treatment at the CHA built PHC. His mother had washed his only change of clothes, and the child waits patiently for it to dry at the CHA built PHC for treatment minus his shorts. Equally there were thousand of children and elders who under went similar hardship

CHA provided required cloths for adult men and women, hygiene kit, baby/ infant kit, Hospital Kit and kitchen sets for 2000 families in Tamil Madya Maha Vidyalam, Vavuniya during March 2009

The NFRI assistance was coordinated with the cluster agencies and conformed to the UNHCR standard pack, often adding items requested as well.

A further 2000 NFRI, UN standard packs were given to 2000 displaced families  in C-7 and C-8 Blocks of Zone 4 and to T- Block in Zone -1 respectively with the support of UNICEF and Solidar International. UNICEF provided kitchen sets according to the UN standards and Solidar provided Hygienic kit. UN standard family pack comprise of cloths, bed sheets, mats, towel, slippers, mats, mosquito net, buckets, plates cups and robes.

In addition 800 Patients at General Hospital of Vavuniya and Mannar were also given with Non Food Items.

Items included in a Family NFRI Pack

S/No

Item Description

Quantity

01

Bed sheet

04

02

Jerry can (10L)

01

03

Basin/ bucket (15-20 L)

01

04

Hurricane Lamp

01

05

Floor mat

04

06

Mosquito net

02

07

Plates

05

08

Cups

05

09

Small spoons

05

10

Adult cloth (F) – Saree/ Gown

02

11

Adult cloth (M) – Sarong (stitched)

02

12

Towels (L)

02

13

Nylon rope (15 m)

01

14

Underwear/panty

04 (02 of each)

15

Slippers

02 pairs

16

Cooking pots

02

17

Large spoon

01

18

Table knife

01

Care of displaced Elders:
The required NFRI and chairs were provided to 100 displaced elders in Mannar

This need to be provided once again for those who will remain under these conditions for months to come or those who will be allowed to return to their damaged homes.