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Sri Lanka: Red Cross in relief operation in Trincomalee

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Sri Lanka Red Cross Society together with the assistance of International Red Cross partner organizations has been providing relief items to those displaced in Trincomalee due to the ongoing conflict in the area. Over 3000 people displaced are now living in 9 places in Kantale.

Based on the rapid needs assessment carried out by the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Trincomalee branch some displaced families now in Kantale area were provided with milk powder, cloth, canned fish, mats, bed sheets, baby hygiene kits, mosquito nets for children, towels, plastic buckets and bowls, soap and tooth paste and washing powder.

The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) immediately provided these displaced families with 800 hygiene kits (soap, washing powder, razors, bath towels and shampoo), 600 jerry cans and 300 tarpaulins. Meanwhile, the ICRC is also installing sanitary facilities and water-distribution systems at Bathiyagama school in Kantale town, where more than 500 displaced people took shelter.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) would provide financial, technical and material contribution in relief operation to alleviate the suffering of people.