Gandhi Anniversary Celebrated with inauguration of village water project
Sarvodaya celebrated the Gandhi Anniversay which falls of 2nd of October 2009 by inaugurating a village water scheme. The village of Serupitiya is a rural hamlet in the Nuwara Eliya District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Clean drinking water has been an acute need for this community for a very long time. The […]
Northern Relief Update
Sarvodaya has been in the forefront of the recent emergency response to the massive displacement in north. The organization, working through its district centres in Vavuniya, Mannar and Padaviya, rallied the support of many different donors and dipped in its own resources to provide food and non-food items to the thousands of displaced families now […]
Northern Emergency Humanitarian Relief
There has been a mass exodus of civilians escaping from the war zone in the Mullaitivu District during the last few days resulting in an emergency situation in the Vavuniya district where Sarvodaya has been providing humanitarian relief services for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the last 4 months supplementing the efforts of the government, UN agencies and the International humanitarian organizations.
Providing Water and Sanitation
Sarvodaya works with various partner organizations to provide water and sanitation services to the IDP camps. This includes drinking water, bathing water, latrines and basic health and hygiene services. For more information see our post on Northern Emergency Humanitarian Relief.
Feeding The Displaced
Sarvodaya packs and distributes cooked food to those internally displaced by Sri Lanka’s war. Since there are already Sarvodaya villages in the region, those villagers also help their neighbors, in the spirit of shramadana, Sri Lankans working to help themselves. For more information see our post on Northern Emergency Humanitarian Relief.