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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
By Paul Jeffrey/ ACT International
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 03/02/2008: Three years ago, Susantha Jayalath survived the tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and devastated the coast of Sri Lanka. He lost his fishing boat and nets, but within weeks he sold his wife's jewelry to make the down payment on a new boat.
It has almost been two years since the tsunami hit Sri Lanka and destroyed the livelihood of thousands of people and killed several thousands. Since then, DanChurchAid has been working through local partners to provide emergency assistance and to assist the affected population in recovering and rebuilding their lives. The work is challenging as Sri Lanka is also very much affected by the ongoing conflict between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).
Peaceful village life before the tsunami
Before the tsunami stuck, 40-year-old Mrs.
More than 100.000 displaced people are cut of from humanitarian aid as Sri Lanka conflict escalates. The internally displaced people (IDPs) are cut off from international assistance and cannot return to their homes. Mrs. Kosala, an IDP in Northern Batticaloa, tells her story.
23-year-old Mrs. Kosala lives in an IDP camp located in Ceylon Pentecostal Mission (CPM) in Valaichchnei, which is a government controlled area. Mrs. Kosala is one of the many Sri Lankans who has had to move between temporary homes within the country.
In Batticaloa district in Sri Lanka, DanChurchAid is currently working on a project to improve the living conditions for the most vulnerable tsunami and war affected persons.
The project in Magiloor and Sungankerni villages focus on improving tsunami and war affected families' living conditions within:
- Water and sanitation
Denmark, Copenhagen, 20/07/2006: The international evaluation of the 2004 Asian tsunami response, published Friday 14 July 2006, is emphasising that local people extended the most important relief to the tsunami victims.
India and Sri Lanka have received the majority of the relief aid provided by DanChurchAid
The huge support of the fund raising for the victims of the tsunami in Asia has resulted in a record big collection. And the money flows out again - the need is big in most places
The Danish population donate serious amounts to the tsunami victims in Asia
Saturday night the collected funds amounted to DKK 29,5 million (USD 5.15 million).
The figures change by the hour as money flows in from all kinds of private initiatives countrywide.
In addition, many companies are beginning to 'wake up' after the X-mas break.
And the funds are on their way to Asia.
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DanChurchAid warns that even in India, where relief activities are quite effectively organised, the Indian government needs additional support to its own efforts
DanChurchAid has now transferred DKK 9 million (USD 1.6 million) to the relief work in Asia: DKK 5 million directly to the partner organisations in Asia and DKK 4 million to be used through ACT, Action by Churches Together. At the time of writing DanChurchAid has received approx. DKK 14 million plus money sent through post giro.