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Floods 2011

In response to devastating flooding in eastern Sri Lanka, UNICEF and its United Nations partners launched a US$ 51 million appeal on 20 January, 2011, to meet the urgent needs of more than one million people for the next six months.

Torrential rain caused by the La Nina weather phenomenon in Sri Lanka’s eastern and central districts in January 2011 caused more than 360,000 people to flee their homes and claimed 43 lives.

The flood waters, which reached an almost 100 year high, destroyed almost 6,000 homes and 23,000 were partially damaged.

On this page you can read, watch and listen to multimedia contents describing the situation in the flooded region and learn about UNICEF's response.

 

 

 

 

Multimedia

Flood waters devastate Sri Lankan communities

Video diary
January 15
January 16
January 17

Audio
Listen to Dr Dinesh on treating flood victims' medical needs


News notes

Hundreds of thousands displaced by floods in eastern Sri Lanka, January 12
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UNICEF tackles needs of Sri Lankan flood victims, January 13
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Sri Lanka floods News Note#1, January 14
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Sri Lanka floods News Note#2, January 17
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Sri Lanka floods: News Note#3, February 8
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Sri Lanka floods: News Note#4, February 15
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