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Sri Lanka Red Cross Society provides emergency assistance to flood affected

Sri Lanka Red Cross Society provides emergency assistance to flood affected
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society provides
 emergency assistance to flood affected

Incessant rains have resulted in
flash floods in many parts of Sri Lanka specially in the northern province
affecting over 37,000 people. People living in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullativu,
Trincomalee, Puttalam, Matale & Mannar districts are the worst affected. 

From the onset the Sri Lanka Red
Cross Society (SLRCS) has been providing relief support to affected families
through our branch network in the above mentioned districts. 
In
Kilinochchi
the SLRCS branch has provided non food relief items.
There are over 1,500 families housed in temporary camps within the district
limits. Branch volunteers also supported in evacuating  the affected during the early part of the
disaster.

Branch Disaster Response Teams were also mobilized across the
district where they aided to clear roads that were blocked by fallen trees in
the Uruthirapuram village in Kilinochchi. The branch also distributed 80 nos;
of bed sheets to the elders from Poonagar village currently reside in
Thirumurugandy camp, in Kilinochchi. Baby and adult hygiene kits were also
distributed. 

Meanwhile in Mullativu,
575 families were affected from flash floods and have been moved to temporary
camps . Our branch in Mullativu took steps to provide non food relief items to
the people affected by floods. 
In
Trincomalee
, over 1,500 families living in three divisional
secretariats  are affected by flash
floods. Currently Government Authorities have established three temporary camps
to which our volunteers are providing relief support.  Our First Aid teams have also been
established within the camps to provide the necessary health care support. 
In other districts  (Puttalam, Jaffna, Matale & Mannar) our
branches deployed branch disaster response teams to assess the condition and to
ascertain accurate information as to how many people are being affected due to
the floods. 

According to Meteorological
Department, showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern half
and South-western parts of the island in the next 24hrs. Heavy falls (about 100
mm) are also likely at some places. Our branches are closely coordinating with
the Disaster Management Ministry when providing relief support.  

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