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Unaccompanied and Separated children in Sri Lanka
as of 12th Jan 2005

 

                         
    Total Ampara Batticaloa Galle Hambantota Jaffna Kilinochchi Matara Mullaitivu Trincomalee  
  Number of unaccompanied children 38 5 8 5 0 0 0 3 0 17  
  Number of separated children 858 154 346 129 50 32 25 48 69 5  
  Number of children lost one parent  3202 954 699 267 347 10 247 206 441 31  
  Number of displacement sites done 364 62 45 88 8 23 11 63 19 45  
  Number of main displacement sites to be covered 18 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 10  
                         

Source of information : National Child Protection Authority, Department of Probation and Child Service , Save the Children in Sri Lanka , ILO and UNICEF.

Definitions:
Unaccompanied: Child is without parents residing in an institution or with non-family carer .
Separated: Child is with the extended family, but without parents
Lost one Parent: Child is either with the father/mother

The above details are based on data collected from persons residing in displacement sites. Information regarding children living in the community will be gathered in the coming weeks.
@ CNO Sri Lanka 


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