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Oxfam in Sri Lanka

A female farmer harvests chillies. Oxfam works to empower women to help them find sustainable ways of making a living. Photo: Abir Abdullah

Sri Lanka floods 



More than 550,000 people have been affected by flooding induced by heavy Monsoon rains in Southern Sri Lanka. More than 170 people have been killed - mostly by landslides, and more than 100 are still missing. 

Oxfam in Sri Lanka has started rapid needs assessments in Ratnapura and Matara districts together with LEADS and the Sri Lanka Red Cross. Together with these partners, we have started responding and have already distributed hygiene and disinfection kits to 2,000 people, hoping to reach another 4,000 in the coming days.

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Oxfam's ongoing work in Sri Lanka

Reconstruction and rehabilitation are high on the agenda in Sri Lanka, following the end of a civil war that spanned two decades. 2011 saw torrential rain and heavy winds wipe out thousands of homes and livelihoods.

As well as helping people rebuild their lives in after conflicts, Oxfam works with local organisations to build wells and provide sanitation facilities for villages affected by natural disasters.

Plus, since more than 60% of Sri Lankan women suffer domestic violence, we also ensure that women's rights are upheld. Our 'We Can' campaign aims to break down social attitudes and customs that support violence against women. 

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in Sri Lanka (PDF, 261KB)

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In 2015-16 Oxfam helped:

200,000
people in
Sri Lanka

You can help

Make a donation to our emergency fund so we can be there fast every time disaster hits.

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