The government has decided to conclude the UNHCR project in the North to provide assistance in the resettling of the displaced persons in the North and helping them commence a livelihood. The project commenced on June 1st, 2007 and is to conclude on June 30th, 2012.
The UNHCR conducted the project together with the Resettlement Ministry and provided financial assistance, resettled the displaced and coordinated work related to providing a better life for the people in the North. The project also collected monthly data to analyze and provided a progress report to the authorities and other organizations involved in providing relief to the people.
The Resettlement Ministry has recorded the number of displaced persons as 270,000 and states that while 97% of the people have been resettled, only 6,040 persons remained to be resettled.
The Ministry also states that while the persons to be resettled have to be provided with assistance, they cannot be resettled until the de-mining is completed in their hometowns.