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Bay of Bengal: Tropical depresion 2016 - Floods and Landslides (DREF)

Project information

A tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal brought heavy rains across the country, triggering floods and landslides that have affected thousands of lives and livelihoods, and caused widespread property damage. This initial DREF was allocated to support SLRCS in addressing the immediate needs of up to 20,000 displaced people.
The overall objective of this project is to ensure that the immediate needs of 4,000 flood and landslide affected families are met through assessments, provision of emergency relief items, first aid services, WASH and school items.

      Priority will be given to the people displaced by floods and landslide who are living in temporary shelters or evacuation centres and households that have lost all their assets and are unable to recover without resorting to risky coping. Also elderly, disabled, pregnant and lactating women, women-headed households, and children will be prioritized for assistance. Up to 4,000 families will be supported through DREF operation (approximately 20,000 people).


Sri Lanka



Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Disaster type


Disaster Management Phase