UNDP to give identification documents to IDPs

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 08:01 GMT]
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has initiated a project to provide important legal documents the displaced people lost due to the conflict or the tsunami, sources in Colombo said.

UNDP sources said that the programme, as a part of UNDP’s Equal Access to Justice Project, conducts mobile clinics where the displaced can come and obtain all their lost documents such as identification cards, birth certificates, and land deeds etc. from one place within a day.

The lack of identification cards and other legal documents severely hampers the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in original homes and family reunification, they said.

Mobile clinic offers a one-stop shop to get all the documents in one day and the displaced are spared a costly trip to city offices, they added.

 

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