September 21, 2009 Comments Off on Current treatment of IDP in line with Tsunami policy
Lines Magazine – Recontruction – The Tsunami Version
Those who are trying to understand this government’s approach to the current IDPs tragedy will find the lessons from our recent past very instructive. Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA- the main government authority overseeing the efforts to rebuild after the tsunami) officials said that it was scaling down its tsunami recovery related operations and most of the departments would be closed by the end of the year. Great! Our hard work and the $2.1 billion international financial support (to cover a damage of $1.5 billion- Source: Tsunami Evaluation Coalition Report, 2006) must have sorted out the pressing reconstruction needs of all those affected. Now that we have sorted that one out within 30 months after the waves struck, we are ready to take on the 300,000 plus war-affected.
Not so fast.