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Appeal to philanthropists for flood aid

Feb 7, 2011 10:53:27 AM - itnnews.lk

A fervent appeal has been made from philanthropists to extend support for families displaced by floods.

North Central Health Minister Peshala Jayaratne said they urgently need pure safe drinking water and sanitary ware. Spread of diseases is looming and it poses a threat to the affected people. Among the other urgent requirements are bottled water, soap, mosquito nets, mosquito coils, mats, pillows, and clothing. In addition, he said they urgently need milk foods. A special Disaster Management Unit has been established to receive donations from philanthropists to help families displaced by floods in the Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura Districts. The Unit will be operative at the Anuradhapura Health Services Director’s Office. The contact No: is 0253 774 974.