Helping Sri Lankan refugees return home

For 35 years, Sri Lankan families exiled by war have dreamed of returning home.

Living in a refugee camp can feel like a life sentence; not knowing when, or even if, you will ever leave. But with the civil war in Sri Lanka now over, many refugees have a glimmer of hope that they can make the return home.

Sadly, many barriers still stand in their way – no documentation, no home to return to, and no idea of what work opportunities will be available.

Through the support of people like you, Act for Peace’s local partner the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) is bringing new hope; empowering and supporting refugees to make the return and live a full life once again.

Images: Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace.

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  • $56
    can help bring clean water to a family like Daniyel’s so they can stay healthy and grow food to eat when they return to Sri Lanka.
  • $77
    can help cover the costs of identity documents, so people who arrived in India with nothing can travel back to their homeland and quickly re-settle.
  • $149
    can help pay for temporary shelters so parents can put a safe roof over their children’s heads when they first arrive home.
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Gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible. Your gifts will help support refugees living in India and returned refugees in Sri Lanka, as well as Act for Peace’s work with other conflict and disaster affected communities around the world. This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and Act for Peace. Act for Peace gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Government.

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