Save the Children hosts Administrator of USAID, Samantha Power in a USAID-BHA supported humanitarian response programme in urban Sri Lanka
Ranjan Weththesinghe, Director of Programmes for Save the Children walks Administrator of USAID, Samantha Power, and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung through one of the communities worst affected by the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka.
Sep 11, 2022: On an official visit to Sri Lanka, the Administrator of USAID, Samantha Power, and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung visited one of our USAID-BHA -supported Humanitarian Response locations in Colombo. They spoke with 4 female heads of households about issues that children and families face during the current economic crisis and how they have been supported by our cash assistance.
Save the Children's Director of Programmes, Ranjan Weththasinghe facilitated the discussion and walked them through the community to highlight the situation on the ground.
The 'Building Resilience of At-Risk Communities in Sri Lanka' Project is funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and is implemented by Save the Children, with the support of the Government of Sri Lanka, to reach 29,000 families in four districts. This project has four main components: multipurpose cash assistance; cash-for-work; agriculture/home-gardening support; and, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Protection (GBV and Child Protection)