ChildFund International in Sri Lanka
Formerly known as Ceylon, the island nation of Sri Lanka lies at the southern tip of India in the Indian Ocean. Slightly larger than the state of West Virginia, the country is prone to a variety of natural disasters, and the effects of the 2004 tsunami are still being felt.
Sri Lanka has maintained positive social indicators compared to other countries in the region and has experienced a significant decline in poverty over the last decade. However, pockets of poverty continue to exist across regions and between social groups. Climate change is expected to significantly impact agriculture, water resources, energy, and fisheries in Sri Lanka.
ChildFund has served children in Sri Lanka since 1985.