"17th May 2010: The unprecedented heavy rain over the last two days have severely affected many people all around the Colombo, Kalutara, Galle Matara and Ratnepura districts, displacing over 40,000 people.
In close coordination with the local government authorities, the Sri Lanka Red Cross volunteers are working round the clock, helping with the rescue operations and food distribution. Branch disaster Rescue teams have been deployed in the affected districts.
The Kalutara branch is feeding 2000 people of the affected 13,000 in the district. The Gampaha branch is helping the Forces with rescue boats and equipment in addition providing and distribution of cooked food.
Volunteers from other branches including Galle and Colombo are also engaged in a number of relief operations including food distribution.
We are urgently in need of funds to provide cooked food for distribution amongst the affected civilians amounting to over fifty thousand people.
At this time of dire need of our people, is making an appeal for funds to assist these vulnerable people and will be used for the provision of food for the coming days to as many people in need, marooned in the affected areas.
For further details on relief activities & funding coordination please contact Chandana @ 0773710352"
More here: http://www.redcross.lk/eh_news199.html
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