• Saturday, May 21, 2022


UN appeals for more resources for flood-hit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka suffered its worst torrential rains since 2003

By: Sarwar Alam

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today (15) appealed for more resources for flood-hit Sri Lanka that last month witnessed the worst torrential rains since 2003 in which over 200 people were killed. Heavy rains had triggered floods and landslides in 15 out of Lanka’s 25 districts, sweeping away homes, clinics, schools, roads and water systems. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka had said the adverse weather condition had left 112 people injured and nearly 600,000 people have been forced from their homes, with thousands suffering structural damage from flood inundation and landslides. Some 212 people were…

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