UNICEF provided support SL flood emergency to the Ministry of Health with supplies of 500,000 water purification tablets to ensure safe drinking water and 12.5 tons of chlorine to disinfect contaminated wells and homes. The supplies are currently distributed in the affected areas. In addition, UNICEF is working closely with the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to procure 800 water tanks (1,000 litres) and 20 pumps, which will be distributed in the next few days based on the needs of the affected districts.
High Level Roundtable Meeting on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) Relating to Violence against Children in South Asia
Colombo, February 9, 2016: UNICEF together with the National Child Protection Authority, launched an online campaign today to mark Safer Internet Day by encouraging safe and optimal use of the internet.