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23 Jul 2002 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1 dated November 15, 2001

Background

21 Nov 2000 description

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Massive floods have displaced or marooned nearly 100,000 families in Sri Lanka's eastern war zone but officials said the skies were beginning to clear on Tuesday.

About 15,000 families had lost their homes in low-lying Batticaloa district, 220 miles east of Colombo, said R. Monaguruswamy, the most senior government official in the district.

21 Nov 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0215
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Sri Lanka - Floods