Shelter, toilets, and water are regularly unavailable or restricted access for returnees. The jungle is usually not cleared and they have to do this themselves or pay someone to do this - they often stay on the side of the road until their land is clear. The returnees receive a few thin pieces of timber and some tarpaulin and have to construct a shelter. Lack of toilets is of particular concern to women who go into the jungle together because they fear attacks or harassment. Mine risk and UXOs is an ongoing concern and has become even more so in the recent rush to get IDPs out of Menik Farm. Many UXOs are found in the houses and lands of returnees.
-National Peace council in Sri Lanka-