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20 Aug 2001 description

Appeal Target CHF 2,414,190
Period covered: 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2001;

12 Jan 2001 description


Appeal Target: US$ 92,656
Geneva, 12 January 2001

Dear Colleagues,

On 26 December 2000 a powerful cyclone generating winds of 180 km/h tore across the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka rendering 500,000 homeless. Severely affected were the districts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee, while the districts of Amparai, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa also experienced considerable damage.

The cyclone passed through the island moving towards the southern coast of India but petered out before reaching the mainland.

29 Dec 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0234
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Sri Lanka, India - Tropical Cyclone

28 Dec 2000 description


THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 528,308 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 10,000 BENEFICIARIES
The Disaster

Cyclone 04B swept across central Sri Lanka on Tuesday December 26 bringing 48 hours of heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120 km per hour. The cyclone hit land on the eastern coast in a 150 km wide band from Tirukkovil to Trincomalee. The cyclone moved north west leaving Sri Lanka’s western coast between Mannar and Puttalam on Wednesday 27 December.

28 Dec 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Cynthia Long, Managing Editor, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports