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17 year old boy feeds ten membered family

Written By NAFSO on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 | 2:16:00 PM

young boy has taken the burden of feeding ten membered family in a village of Jaffna district. 17 year old Muththaiya Dharshan work as construction worker and live in temporary shelter built in some one else's land. The family from Valikamauam North, have been shifted to vanni during war in 90s, after the end of war they have reach to home town hoping to resettle in their own land, but the land still inside the high security zone barbwires (HSZ).

10 members of the family including 2 widows who lost their husbands in the war depends on the money earn by the Darshan.

this information reviled during the Jaffna visit of NAFSO officers to discuss on food sovereignty issues of northern families who were displaced due to the past conflict situation and still under temporary shelters.

During the visit, NAFSO activists agreed to provide 1000 LKR worth of dry food ration per month for 40 families for 6 month time period under Y Hunger program.

This discussion was conducted with the members of Rural Labor Organization, Jaffna. from NAFSO, Women and gender program coordinator Mrs. Lavina Hasanthi, youth and environmental program coordinator Mr.Pradeep Laksiri, CCFD program coordinator Mr. Priyankara Costha and COCOON program coordinator Mr. Anthony Jesudasan was participated.

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