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Friday, 27 May 2016 - 12:56
Disaster Death Toll Rise to 104; 99 Missing
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The Recent landslides and floods have caused the death toll to climb to 104. 

The Disaster Management Center stated that 21,484 displaced persons still remain in one of 210 makeshift camps. 

The Center also stated that 99 persons have been reported missing .

623 houses were destroyed and four thousand 414 houses have been damaged

In response to the series of floods and landslides, the European Commission is providing 32.8 million rupees in humanitarian funding to assist those affected.

This aid will directly benefit 20,000 individuals who have been heavily impacted in the worst-hit districts,  Colombo, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kegalle and Kurunegala.

The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

An expert from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department has been deployed to Sri Lanka and is currently participating in needs assessments to see whether further support is required.

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