Food and blankets to Sri Lanka
Several provinces in the northern part of Sri Lanka are under water. DanChurchAid is prepared to provide food, mosquito nets and blankets to the many in need.
It has rained more than usual in the northern part of Sri Lanka since before Christmas. The rain has caused the rivers to go over their banks and created big landslides.
More than 350.000 people are affected by the situation and 3.000 are living in evacuation centres.
The Tamils suffer most
The worst affected areas are Batticaloa, Mannar and Mullaitivu Districts, where Tamils, who fled from the recent civil war, have returned home and have tried to create some kind of livelihood.
“They haven’t managed to rebuild their houses and are naturally in a very precarious situation,” explains DanChurchAid’s Disaster Coordinator Kristian Pedersen.
DanChurchAid has made a grant of 100,000 USD that is to be used for blankets and mosquito nets for the displaced people in the evacuation centres. In addition there is also being purchased food for 14 days, until they hopefully can return home.
The assistance will help 1,500 families.