Canada concerned by deadly flood impacts, pledges relief

Aerial photos of the Sri Lankan flooding disaster released by the Sri Lanka Air Force.

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Canada said it was concerned by the impacts of the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. The funding is expected to support thousands of Sri Lankan victims of the flooding disaster.

“Canada offers its condolences to the people of Sri Lanka during this difficult time,” a department of Global Affairs spokesperson told Lanka Reporter.

 

“Canada responded quickly to the humanitarian crisis by providing a total of $310,000 in humanitarian assistance funding to experienced humanitarian partners. In the days following the disaster, Global Affairs Canada allocated $160,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and $150,000 to Oxfam Canada,” the spokesperson added.

 

” Canada’s support to the IFRC will help address humanitarian needs of 40,000 people in sectors of shelter, emergency relief items, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Canada’s support to Oxfam Canada will help address the needs of 2,000 families in sectors of WASH, non-food items, protection, and livelihoods. Global Affairs Canada continues to monitor the situation closely.”

The government of Canada has released a Emergency Plan of Action – Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides.