Contribution to the IFRC's Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Attack and Recovery Assistance Call for Support

Contract partner: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - GenfCountry: Sri Lanka Funding amount: € 100.000,00Project start: 01.05.2019End: 31.12.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

People affected by the Easter Sunday attack mainly in Colombo, Gampaha and Batticaloa districts are able to meet their basic needs, notably regarding their livelihoods, health and protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) needs.

Expected results

The IFRC aims to achieve the following results:

- Basic needs gap of affected people reduced

- Health, mental health and psychosocial support to affected families and witnesses of the traumatic events provided

- Social cohesion within the Sri Lanka society (targeting 5,000.000 citizens) increased


Target group / Beneficiaries

Target groups of the IFRC appeal are 41,000 direct beneficiaries and 5 million indirect beneficiaries over 12 months.

With a contribution of EUR 100.000, the IFRC will be able to reach the following results:

? 30 Families/150 affected individuals are able to cover their essential needs and school fees for 12 months.

? 100 Families/500 affected individuals are able to cover their basic needs and livelihood needs.

The IFRC implements the program together with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SRCS), mainly in Colombo, Gampaha and Batticaloa districts



Livelihood & basic needs

• Give multipurpose cash grants (LKR 5.000/month = approx. 25 Euro/month) to up to 200 affected families (1.000 beneficiaries)

• Give restricted cash grants (LKR 50.000 = approx. 250 Euro x 2) to up to 100 affected families (500 beneficiaries)


• Provide Recreational and psychoeducational activities for children

• Provide Self-help groups to strengthen social support

• Establish crisis support centre

• Provision of mobility, vision or hearing aids for people with disabilities

• Provide Medical care assistance

• Perform family visits - to the survivors and their family members

Social Cohesion

• Perform social cohesion programmes in the 25 districts and 250 in schools

• Perform social behavior change communication in all three languages; Sinhala, Tamil and English



Sri Lanka’s recent history has been dominated by civil war. In 1983, ethnic tensions between the majority Sinhalese (mainly Buddhist) population and the Tamil (mainly Hindu) minority in the North led to a devastating civil war. For over a quarter of a century, the Sri Lankan government clashed with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, known as the LTTE or Tamil Tigers, who fought in pursuit of an independent state. The war ended on 19 May 2009.

The attacks on the 21 April 2019 killed at least 253 people and wounded more than 500 people. At least 40 foreign nationals and at least 45 children are reported to be among the dead. These attacks affected the country as a whole.

Inter-ethnic anxiety has risen in the affected districts as well as in the country in General.


project number2829-01/2019
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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