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03 Jun 2017 description
report ChildFund Alliance

by Diana Quick

Monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have caused major flooding and landslides in the southwest of the country. More than 570mm (22 inches) of rain have fallen in some locations.

According to the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka, more than 629,000 people (163,740 families) have been affected. Over 72,000 people have been displaced and are being accommodated in temporary shelters, such as schools and community centers.