UN calls for greater attention for IDPs


The United Nations (UN) has called for greater attention to be given towards the resettled war displaced people.

Dr. Ajay Chhibber, the UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Chair, UN Regional Director’s Team, Asia and the Pacific said this in a statement at the conclusion of his visit to Sri Lanka yesterday.

Dr. Chhibber visited Sri Lanka from 4 to 6 October to mark the UN’s new 5-year programme framework in Sri Lanka and to assess ongoing programmes of the United Nations Development Programme.

During the visit, Dr. Chhibber met and exchanged views with high-level Sri Lankan Government officials.

Dr. Chhibber also undertook a visit to Jaffna, where he held discussions with the Regional Human Rights Commission and civil society representatives, followed by a meeting with the Government Agent of Jaffna and a visit to a UNDP livelihood development project.

Allocation of land and job creation were highlighted as key issues during the visit that needed greater attention. “We need to pay greater attention to human needs of the people being resettled to enhance recovery,” Dr. Chhibber noted.


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