Emergency Relief: Sri Lanka Flood Relief

Over half a million people in the 15 districts of Sri Lanka have been affected by torrential rain over the past two days with reports of over 188 causalities due to flash flooding. HHRD has launched the "Sri Lanka Flood Relief" Fund to provide emergency relief through our trusted partner Serendib Foundation for Relief and Development (SFRD) on the ground.

List of Countries:

Initial reports from the region state 99 missing, over 557,505 internally displaced and 5,711 homes destroyed. The next 24 hours are critical as strong winds and heavy rains continue to move through the region with the threat of landslides.

Most Affected Areas:

Most Affected Areas: Gampaha, Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kegalle, Matara and Ratnapura districts

HHRD is immediately sending advance relief funds to Sri Lanka to help flood victims with emergency relief items such as food, water and other necessary household supplies.

Please DONATE to our Sri Lanka Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this crisis.

HHRD Relief Work in Sri Lanka:

2004 Earthquake/Tsunami Emergency Relief: HHRD, with its sister organization ICNA Relief, played key role in the relief, recuperation, and developmental efforts in the aftermath of the Tsunami that killed 30,000 and left 100,000 homeless in the region. The total contribution of HHRD USA was close to half a million dollars!

Some HHRD relief programs that resulted from our work in the region included:

Health Care Program: Ambulance & Medical Center Project, and Nurse Training Program

Orphan Support: Housing Project, & Supporting 600 orphans

Education Support: Education and Counseling Program, HHRD Pre School

Skills Development: Sewing and Training Center, Self-Employment Project, Kinniya Institute of Industrial Technology

Micro Investment Program : Locals who lost their crops and/or businesses were given interest free micro finance loans to rebuild their lives. HHRD is pleased to say these businesses are still running today.

Seasonal Programs: Yearly Ramadan Food/Fitra Packages and Global Zabiha Program