Sri Lanka: Emergency response to the floods and Landslides – No. RRF 07/2017

Incessant heavy monsoon rains (as high as 553 mm) starting on May 26 have caused floods and landslides in many parts of Sri Lanka (15 districts). As of 1st June 2017, 206 people are reported dead, while 92 are missing; so far, over 658,490 people are affected. Further, 1,713 houses were fully destroyed and around 9,294 houses partially damage[1]. Most numbers of damages to lives and property are reported in Southern and Western part of the country: from Galle, Matara, Kalutara, Gampaha, Colombo and Ratnapura districts.  In addition, Approximately 68,734 people were relocated to 365 safe locations.

ACT Sri Lanka Forum through The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) plans to respond to this emergency through ACT Rapid Response Fund (RRF) at the amount of 60,000 USD, by providing Food Security, Non-Food Items, Health, and WASH programs.

[1] As per the situation report issued by DMC on 29-05-2017 at 7.00 hrs:

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