WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE, SRI LANKA: An additional 200 ShelterBoxes are being sent to Sri Lanka to give emergency shelter to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were forced to leave their homes by the recent fighting in the country. The aid – which is due to arrive in the country on 21 June - will be sent to Menik Farm (Zone 3) in the Vanni region where ShelterBox has already distributed 448 ShelterBoxes. “There is still a great need for emergency shelter in the country,” says SRT member Laura Jepson who returned from the country on 12 June. “Although the fighting has now ended, it will be many months before most of the IDPs will be able to go back to their homes. The conditions in the camps are very poor. They are very overcrowded.” ShelterBox is working in Sri Lanka with local Rotarians, Habitat for Humanity, the International Organisation for Migration and the United Nations. The latest batch of aid will be distributed by ShelterBox Response Team members Tom Chambers (UK), Sallie Buck (UK) and John Cordell (US).