Immediate Response Facility

Sri Lanka is currently receiving support from the Peacebuilding Fund through the Immediate Response Facility (IRF). The IRF is designed to jumpstart peacebuilding and recovery needs and is a flexible and fast funding tool for single or multiple projects up to one year in duration.

With funding from the IRF, the Peacebuilding Fund is supporting Sri Lanka to establish and operationalize processes for building peace through reconciliation and accountability.

In June 2015 Sri Lanka began accessing the IRF, and was able to provide rapid support to facilitate the safe and immediate resettlement of IDPs to land released by the Government from former High Security Zones. In early 2016 further peacebuilding initiatives were launched with the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation, and the Northern and Eastern Provincial Administrations. Additionally, technical support is being extended to the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms.

 

Immediate Response Facility Projects

With funding from the Immediate Response Facility, the Peacebuilding Fund is supporting Sri Lanka to establish and operationalize processes for building peace through reconciliation and accountability.

Immediate Response Facility Projects Budget (USD) Government Partner Responsible UN Agency
Support for Sri Lankan national reconciliation efforts by addressing grievances of the concerned sections of the population through targeted resettlement of the last of the conflict affected internally displaced persons 1,470,000 Ministry of Resettlement UNICEF
UNHCR
Support to the Government Secretariat for Coordination of Reconciliation Mechanisms and the PBF Pre-Secretariat 1,660,842 Ministry of Foreign Affairs UNDP
Support to Sri Lanka to promote national unity and reconciliation efforts through targeted technical assistance to ONUR and the Northern Provincial administration and Eastern Provincial administration 1,150,000 Office of National Unity and Reconciliation; Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Northern Provincial administration and Eastern Provincial administration UNDP