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Oxfam in Sri Lanka

A female farmer harvests chillies. Oxfam works to empower women to help them find sustainable ways of making a living. Photo: Abir Abdullah

What we're doing

Reconstruction and rehabilitation are high on the agenda in Sri Lanka, following the end of a civil war that spanned two decades. 2011 saw torrential rain and heavy winds wipe out thousands of homes and livelihoods.

As well as helping people rebuild their lives in after conflicts, Oxfam works with local organisations to build wells and provide sanitation facilities for villages affected by natural disasters.

Plus, since more than 60% of Sri Lankan women suffer domestic violence, we also ensure that women's rights are upheld. Our 'We Can' campaign aims to break down social attitudes and customs that support violence against women. 

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Sri Lanka (PDF, 261KB)

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In 2014-15 Oxfam helped:

5,000
people in
Sri Lanka

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