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04 May 2011 description

By Navindra Senaratne – Media Coordinator of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

The recent wave of flooding in Sri Lanka caused severe damages to paddy land almost destroying nearly 400,000 acres of paddy land in 7 Districts in the North, North-western, and Eastern Provinces.The livelihoods of farmers living in these were severely affected and the floods put their livelihood at risk.

In this backdrop the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) launched its Post Flood Recovery Programme and took steps to restore their livelihoods and to support them to restore their lives.