by Zafran Packeerally
Sri Lanka Red Cross / 2019-01-08 16:43
Due to the incessant rain which prevailed in the Northern part of Sri Lanka, many people were displaced and were housed in temporary shelters. People living in flood affected areas lost their homes and livelihoods as well. According to reports over 100,000 people were affected.
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Branch continues to provide support to people affected by floods despite the weather having improved.
According to reports, incessant rains over the past few weeks along with heavy winds have resulted in flash floods in northern Sri Lanka affecting over 100,000 people. The worst-affected districts were Mullaitivu, and Killinochchi in the northern parts of Sri Lanka.
As of now SLRCS has managed to provide NFRI to over 4500 people in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.
A team of expertise on Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society left to India in order to support the post-flood recovery operations in Kerala India. The SLRCS Water and Sanitation Team will be assisting the flood recovery operation in Kerala in coordination with the Kerala Branch of the Indian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.
Over 600 people have died and several hundred thousand were affected due to the Monsoon Rains which ravaged many parts in Kerala.
06/06/2018 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Red Cross Society of China donated 50,000 USD to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) supporting the relief efforts on the present disaster of flooding and landslides.
On June 6, Chinese Ambassador H.E. Cheng Xueyuan, on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China, handed over the donation to Mr. Nimal Kumar, National Secretary of SLRCS.
31 May 2018 Colombo, Sri Lanka; The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies has launched a recovery operation to assist over 50,000 people who were severely affected by the recent floods.
Launching the operation that would assist in areas of health, water & sanitation, shelter and relief the Sri Lanka Red Cross aims to provide the means to the severely affected to get back in to their normal lives.