• Crisis briefing
  • 7 January 2015

Sri Lanka flooding

On the 7th January 2015, we responded to a funding alert for the flooding in Sri Lanka. Heavy rains, landslides and prolonged floods in Sri Lanka have affe

On the 7th January 2015, we responded to a funding alert for the flooding in Sri Lanka.

Heavy rains, landslides and prolonged floods in Sri Lanka have affected over 1 million people across 22 districts. As of 30th December 2014, 35 people have lost their lives. 5,200 houses have been completely destroyed while 16,290 houses are partially damaged. Approximately 10% of the displaced population (109,875 people) are living in camps across the country.

The rains have affected some of the most important rice-producing regions in addition to plantation areas such as the tea and rubber sectors.

The most urgent needs are dry rations and water; there is also a shortage of clothing, particularly blankets and bed sheets as well as sanitation facilities.

Read our full analysis of the funding situation for Sri Lanka.

Read ACAPS’ full analysis of the needs situation, provided in parallel to our analysis.