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UN: Sri Lankan farmers need urgent help

Feb 22, 2011 1:44:34 AM - news.lk

UN_hssssFamilies wade through floodwaters triggered by heavy rains in eastern Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka may have lost up to 40 per cent of the national rice harvest to the two waves of floods that ravaged the country in December and January, and inhabitants of the affected areas will need continued humanitarian support until they recover from the destruction, a United Nations official said today.