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.