Sri Lanka

A Year’s Worth of Flooding in Two Days

Nearly half a million people were displaced from their homes after severe floods and mudslides overtook Sri Lanka during Ramadan 2017. Some towns were under as much as 18 feet of water.

“My entire village is cut off and nobody can come to this village,” CM Chandrapla, 54, told Reuters. “There are no supplies for the past two days. Water has gone above three-story buildings and people survive by running on to higher ground.”

IRUSA donors responded with food, kitchen sets and hygiene kits to help survivors through the emergency. Islamic Relief continues to provide support through seasonal projects and orphan care.

Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Sri Lanka fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Sri Lankan refugees in other countries.

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