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2015.02.05

Monthly Sri Lanka: Looking Back on the Past Ten Years of Support (Part 1)

Thanks to the 620 million yen donated by our many supporters (*) over the 10 years since the end of December 2004, more than 200,000 people's lives have been enriched.

[Three Years of Support for Tsunami Victims in the Southern Region]
More than 30,000 people were killed by the by the tsunami that occurred in December 2004. JEN dispatched a staff on the day following the tsunami and distributed urgent daily necessities to the families that were scheduled to migrate to the makeshift housing in Hambantota District. The disaster victims were in harsh living conditions, affected not only to the loss of their families, houses and household goods, but also by the loss of their livelihoods

In order to help the displaced Sri Lankans master new skills and recover positive attitudes, JEN carried out vocational trainings (e.g. making coconuts ropes, fishing nets, vegetable gardens, etc.) and group counseling and extracurricular activities for children.

Thanks to the help of our supporters, JEN was able to assist disaster victims to take their first step towards starting their new lives. JEN completed its last independence support program in the southern part in end-February 2007.

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The continuation of this story will be published in March.

(*) Ajinomoto Company, Incorporated; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Kao Corporation; Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.; NGO Japan Platform; Japan Team of Young Human Power; Chabo !; FELISSIMO CORPORATION; Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Smile Hart Club; Management Organization for Postal Savings and Postal Life Insurance; Yomiuri Light and Humanity Association; and many private sponsors.


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February 5, 2015 in Sri Lanka |