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AMDA Emergency Relief #2 – Emergency Medical Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

Publication date:2019-01-04
 
Also on the 27th, under initiatives of Dr.Sarath Samarage, AMDA Sri Lanka Chapter Chairperson, AMDA conducted emergency relief for the affected people in the northern Sri Lankan province of Kilinochchi, together with St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka.


There is an area where some 10 evacuation camps are concentrated, and the joint team distributed floor mats to roughly 100 evacuees at one location. At the same time, the team supported emergency medical relief. While there were few external injuries, a large number of patients had respiratory diseases.

 

On the 28th, the AMDA nurse from Japan arrived and joined with the AMDA Sri Lanka team in Colombo to discuss the state of the affected areas and possible relief activities in Kilinochchi. Although water in parts of the affected areas has receded, those in areas that remain flooded have no choice but to continue evacuating. Shops, etc. are slowly starting to reopen.

On the 29th, the team purchased relief goods to be distributed in Kilinochchi. Today, the 30th, the team will purchase additional necessary relief supplies upon request by the local people.

According to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre, as of 29th Dec., two deaths have been confirmed, 4,627 people from 1,431 households are still evacuating, and a total of 124,891 people from 40,064 households have been affected by this disaster. In Kilinochchi, there are up to 3,500 evacuees and 80,000 people affected.
 
    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Sri Lanka
    •  2018
    •  ER & Reconstruction

 
 
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