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【A-PAD Sri Lanka】Emergency Assistance for October Heavy Rain ー Installed Evacuation Centers and Provided Relief Items

2019.11.06

From August to mid-October, Sri Lanka experienced enormous damage due to a series of torrential rains.  According to the Disaster Management Centre, as of October 29, 6,467 people (1,682 households) in 11 provinces are still in evacuation centers or living outside.

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Upon request from Kalutara District in Western Province which suffered extensive damage from the disaster, A-PAD Sri Lanka began assistance activities soon after the onset of the disaster. Working with the Ministry of Disaster Management, A-PAD Sri Lanka shared information with the other A-PAD members and installed temporary evacuation centers for rescue workers and evacuees with a large online lodging company, Airbnb. In collaboration with a major supermarket, Cargills Food City, A-PAD Sri Lanka also delivered 250 bags of emergency relief items including food and drinks on October 16.73200476_2397335397147292_8698776064077332480_o

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