UN RC Sri Lanka
International Organization based in Sri Lanka

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19 Sep 2017 description

Since late 2016, Sri Lanka has been experiencing a lack of rainfall which has developed into what is believed to be the worst drought in 40 years, with significant impacts on the economic activity, livelihoods and lives of communities. As of 19 September, (0900hrs, UTC+5.30), 1,927,069 people were estimated to be affected by the drought across 17 districts, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).

29 Aug 2017 description

Since late 2016, Sri Lanka has been experiencing a lack of rainfall which has developed into what is believed to be the worst drought in 40 years. Across the country, 20 out of 25 districts have been affected with significant impacts on the economic activity, livelihoods and lives of communities. Despite the recent onset of the Southwest monsoon in late May, which triggered flooding and landslides in the country’s southwest provinces, country-wide drought conditions are ongoing.

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