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WFP donates dry rations for flood-affected in Sri Lanka

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – As the Sri Lankan government continues providing relief to the people devastated by the floods and landslides the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has also come forward to provide relief.

Sri Lanka’s Director of the World Food Programme Brenda Barton handed over stock of dry rations to the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday at the Disaster Management Ministry.

The World Food Programme handed over a stock of 22.5 metric tons of dhal topping up government rations for 75000 people for three days.

Meanwhile, to address the needs of those affected by the crisis, the UN Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has launched an Emergency Response Plan which outlines the support UN agencies and local and international NGOs are aiming to provide to the 374,000 most severely affected people in seven districts; Galle, Gampaha, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kegalle, Matara and Ratnapura.

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