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Drought : Millions in Need of Support to Meet Immediate Needs and Rebuild Livelihoods

Statement on the drought in Afghanistan produced by a group of NGOs, including Afghanaid.

Statement released 31 August 2011.

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Human interest story: flooding in Sri Lanka

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ZOA
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: 10 February 2011

Ponaya Mutulingam's story is painfully similar to many others' in the North and East of Sri Lanka. He is 41 years old, his wife 39, and they live with their five children in the Eastern District of Batticaloa. Ponaya works as a daily labourer on wealthier farmers' rice paddy lands, and Peranjodi, his wife, runs a small shop. This year they also used their savings, jewelry, to purchase seed and plant one and a half acres of rice paddy. Peranjodi's shop generates an income when there

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Sri Lanka: ZOA Update 14-01-2011 Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Ampara

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ZOA
Batticaloa

Today water levels went down in Batticaloa town, however at this moment it has started to rain again. Today the inter agency meeting was held in which it was decided to meet cluster-wise from next week onwards. WFP shared there are still gaps in food distributions and invited agencies to contribute. Not a lot was decided in this meeting. Due to the dry periods in some places water went down and people tried to go back to their houses. In Kuluwanchchikudi for example there were 20 camps before and now only 6 remain. Some unlucky people came back again