Oxfam responds to Sri Lanka landslide and flooding

Media Releases article written on the 19 May 2016

Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood.

A team of Oxfam aid workers is assessing the scale of the crisis and how best the agency can provide further help.

Nearly 350,000 people are believed to be affected by the crisis. Of these nearly 200,000 have been forced to seek shelter in 332 temporary locations such as schools and other buildings.  It is likely to be up to seven days before they can return home.

You can support Oxfam’s response to humanitarian crises by donating to our International Crisis Fund or by calling 1800 034 034.

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