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Sri Lanka : Flood and Landslide Emergency Response

2017.6.25

Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka about 630,000 people.  Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) with its local partner Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD Sri Lanka) are teamed up to provide emergency relief items in severely affected areas such as Kalutara and Ratnapura region with kitchen kits to help regain their daily lifestyles.

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Aerial photos of the flood areas (Left)  PWJ staff at land slide site (Right)

The floods and landslides destroyed or damaged nearly 20,000 houses and temporarily displaced 73,560 people to 354 locations with Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Rathnapura as the worst-hit districts.

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PWJ and A-PAD staff discuss relief plans

This project is funded by Japan Platform and PWJ supporters.  Please join our effort to help flood affected communities in Sri Lanka.