Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst flooding in 14 years. According to the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror, the southwest monsoon has unleashed torrential rains ravaging fourteen districts in the western and southern parts of the country. The country’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has reported a death toll of 193 and over 575,000 people impacted by the weather calamity.
Give2Asia’s field advisor Sharadha de Saram reports from Colombo that people are currently being housed in temples and churches. While food and clothing constitute immediate needs, long-term recovery will be a priority for Give2Asia. Saveetha Meganathan, Give2Asia’s Disaster Program Manager, based in Bangalore, reports that the Indian government has responded immediately with aid along with other countries. However, the rising death toll and damages call for attention from the international donor community.
Give2Asia partners with local community based organizations (CBOs) to assess immediate and long-term recovery needs of communities vulnerable to natural disasters. Please visit this page for updates on situation on the ground and to make your donation today. Your support will provide critical resources to help families and communities safely get back on their feet and better prepare for future floods.
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