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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164010
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of Tsunami on Women and Children in Sri Lanka
Author(s):
Patabendi, Prabhath
Author Details:
Prabhath Patabendi, Team Leader, Institute of Human Development & Training, Malabe, Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka, email: prabhthp@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Purpose: To analyze the plight of the women and children survivors in the camps and temporary housing arrangements and present the actions initiated by the various international and local organizations to recover them from this disaster. Background: Tsunamis have created devastating situations in fifteen coastal areas of Sri Lanka. Nearly 50,000 lives have been lost, of which 1/3 is estimated to be children. Presently, thousands of children are displaced and many of them have lost their parents, siblings and loved ones. The displaced people have lost their homes, belongings and livelihoods. Infrastructure facilities such as schools have been destroyed. Large numbers of affected people live in very dilapidated refugee camps. The situation is worse in the Northern and Eastern areas of the country, where the Internally Displaced Children (IDC) are being tormented after the disaster. As a result, the children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the camps. They are facing numerous threats of sexual and other forms of abuse and immense psychological trauma. A large number of children were missing after they survived from the tsunami and there were a few child trafficking cases reported to the police. In this perilous situation, women will bear the greatest burden. They are responsible for not only rebuilding their homes and the commerce of their villages and towns, but they will also have to maintain their courage as poverty, diseases and despair threatens their lives, families and futures. Among the millions of people who have been displaced, about ten thousand of them are pregnant and nursing women. They are especially susceptible to waterborne diseases and require emergency medical attention and trauma counseling. They also need help in settling decisions regarding resettlement and reconstruction. It is very important that land allocation for resettlement is done without prejudice or discrimination.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImpact of Tsunami on Women and Children in Sri Lankaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPatabendi, Prabhathen_US
dc.author.detailsPrabhath Patabendi, Team Leader, Institute of Human Development & Training, Malabe, Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka, email: prabhthp@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164010-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To analyze the plight of the women and children survivors in the camps and temporary housing arrangements and present the actions initiated by the various international and local organizations to recover them from this disaster. Background: Tsunamis have created devastating situations in fifteen coastal areas of Sri Lanka. Nearly 50,000 lives have been lost, of which 1/3 is estimated to be children. Presently, thousands of children are displaced and many of them have lost their parents, siblings and loved ones. The displaced people have lost their homes, belongings and livelihoods. Infrastructure facilities such as schools have been destroyed. Large numbers of affected people live in very dilapidated refugee camps. The situation is worse in the Northern and Eastern areas of the country, where the Internally Displaced Children (IDC) are being tormented after the disaster. As a result, the children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the camps. They are facing numerous threats of sexual and other forms of abuse and immense psychological trauma. A large number of children were missing after they survived from the tsunami and there were a few child trafficking cases reported to the police. In this perilous situation, women will bear the greatest burden. They are responsible for not only rebuilding their homes and the commerce of their villages and towns, but they will also have to maintain their courage as poverty, diseases and despair threatens their lives, families and futures. Among the millions of people who have been displaced, about ten thousand of them are pregnant and nursing women. They are especially susceptible to waterborne diseases and require emergency medical attention and trauma counseling. They also need help in settling decisions regarding resettlement and reconstruction. It is very important that land allocation for resettlement is done without prejudice or discrimination.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:31Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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