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UN help for families affected by floods and landslides

Dec 12, 2010 3:34:30 AM - itnnews.lk

The United Nations says its agencies are helping the government to provide relief to people affected by flash floods and landslides due to the incessant rains experienced in the last few days.

The UN Children’s Fund is providing hygiene kits and water purification tablets as rising floodwaters threaten an outbreak of dengue fever. The agency has taken measures to spray mosquito breeding sites.

Between 10th November and 10th December, the Ministry of Disaster Management has released 56.9 million ru[ees to local authorities for food assistance, across the country. Local authorities have also provided cooked meals to all the affected families.