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ORGANISATION FOR ELANGAI REFUGEES REHABILITATION

Mobile Clinic at Velanai



OfERR (Ceylon) in collaboration with Velanai Divisional Secretariat has conducted a documentation clinic at Divisional Secretariat, on the 2nd of February 2016. Velanai is a division located at Jaffna District. Velanai division is populated with 5,327 families comprising of 18,077 people. The uncertainty caused by the war has forced the vast majority of this population to flee internally and outside the country. During their displacement and life in exile, majority of them has either lost their essential documents or not obtained their documents for the children born. In order to assist the vulnerable, who has lost the opportunities to secure their essential documents, OfERR has facilitated this mobile documentation clinic at Velanai.

This documentation program has benefited 394 persons, who are returned refugees and IDPs, with the 622 essential documents such as birth certificates for late registration, marriage registrations, national identity cards, reapplying for national identity cards, birth certificates, correction of birth certificates and land documents. The refugees, who returned from India, have been assisted with the advice and guidance to secure their consular birth certificates and Sri Lankan Citizenship certificates.

This documentation program has benefited 394 persons, who are returned refugees and IDPs, with the 622 essential documents such as birth certificates for late registration, marriage registrations, national identity cards, reapplying for national identity cards, birth certificates, correction of birth certificates and land documents. The refugees, who returned from India, have been assisted with the advice and guidance to secure their consular birth certificates and Sri Lankan Citizenship certificates.

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