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Fact Finding Mission

Fact finding missions undertaken by human rights defenders only served to confirm their worst fears. In the post-tsunami relief and rehabilitation phase, the following social groups were found to experience social exclusion and discrimination.

  • The Dalit and indigenous communities in the coastal area

  • Women (especially girls and young women, single women, widows, and women-headed families)

  • Children

  • Elderly people

  • Minorities (ethnic, linguistic and religious)

  • People with disabilities, the differently-abled, and those with Special needs

  • Inland people

  • Labourers and traders

  • People affected by calamities

  • Others in specific situations

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