While the floodwaters and heavy rains that began in December last year have largely ceased, over a million Sri Lankans now face the difficult task of recovering from the devastation caused to their property and livelihoods.
History of CARE International’s work in Sri Lanka
CARE International has worked in Sri Lanka since 1950, initially focusing on food security and maternal and child health. We work to address the root causes of poverty and marginalization of vulnerable groups by building the skills of communities and promoting good governance within both government and community organizations.
Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, CARE International expanded work to support tsunami survivors in seven of the worst-affected districts.
What CARE International does in Sri Lanka
Chrysalis is an affiliate member of CARE International that embodies the experience of CARE Sri Lanka’s more than 70 years of operations. Through Chrysalis, our work in Sri Lanka focuses on:
- Promoting the voices of women and youth in peacebuilding efforts
- Empowering marginalized communities to actively engage in governance processes
- Increasing the voice and participation of women and youth in decision-making around business development and economic growth
- Helping Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) develop gender-transformative, conflict-sensitive, and climate-resilient businesses
- Preparing communities for emergencies