How We Work
UNICEF has been working for the children of Sri Lanka since the early 1950s (through our India Office) and since 1973, through our office in Colombo and field offices in Killinochchi and Batticoloa.
For the past decade and more, UNICEF’s assistance in Sri Lanka has been focused on emergency humanitarian relief; but with the country transitioning from a post-conflict humanitarian environment to one of recovery and development, UNICEF’s focus, too has shifted to ensure that the rights of all children and, especially poor children, vulnerable children and children who are at risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation are not forgotten.
Our Current Programme
Our programmes support national policy development and review, capacity building, research and, where we can, pilot projects that showcase model or innovative approaches that advance the rights of children.
Our current programme cycle runs from 2013 to 2017 and supports the following results: