Sri Lanka – UNHCR

Resolution number: 
May 2009
  1. A humanitarian catastrophe has been unfolding in Sri Lanka since early this year;
  2. More than 300,000 Tamils displaced in the North and East of Sri Lanka are trapped in a deteriorating humanitarian situation and Tamils in other parts of Sri Lanka are vulnerable to harassment, humiliation and threat of violence;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR call on the UNHCR to establish an international mission to:

  1. Conduct an assessment of current conditions confronting civilians in the war-affected regions and implement appropriate measures to ensure their immediate safety and security;
  2. Assess and address the immediate risk and resettlement needs of displaced persons in the zone, and in the IDP camps;
  3. Assess and address the long-term resettlement and rehabilitation needs of individuals and communities in the war-affected regions.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement