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Sri Lanka

HI implemented its first project in Sri Lanka almost thirty years ago, focusing on training rehabilitation professionals in Colombo and Jaffna.

Following the election of the coalition government in 2015 and the renewed political objective of addressing structural inequalities and national reconciliation, which was widely supported by the international community, HI shifted its interventions to focus on reconciliation issues, including transitional justice and reducing inequalities through inclusive economic development programmes.

At the same time, HI began to respond to small and medium scale natural disasters (floods and droughts) through early recovery programming. Rehabilitation activities resumed in 2017 on a very small scale, focusing only on clubfoot treatment, thanks to the interest of Miracle Feet.

Sri Lanka - Humanity & Inclusion 4 women, with a mask, in a room.

Actions in process

HI promotes the long-term goal of early detection and treatment of clubfoot while supporting several health facilities and their staff to provide quality treatment to affected children.

The organisation is currently working on several projects that will focus not only on rehabilitation for children with clubfoot, but also on economic inclusion, resilience to climate change and disaster risk reduction for 2024.

Areas of intervention


Situation of the country

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a macro-economic crisis.

The United Nations has launched a humanitarian action plan to provide emergency food and livelihood assistance (among other things) to at least 6.3 million people, i.e. 30 per cent of the country's 22 million population.

Number of HI staff members: 9

Date the programme opened: 1992/93.

Map of Humanity & Inclusion's interventions in Sri Lanka
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