|   Posted: June 02, 2021   |   Updated: June 09, 2021

Update #4: June 9, 2021

Flooding continues in western and north western areas of Sri Lanka due to monsoon rains. To date, 653 beneficiaries have been affected. Current COVID-19 restrictions make communication with beneficiaries difficult. Child Development Centers (CDCs) continue to distribute food and water. CDCs will communicate updates as they become available.

Please keep the affected beneficiaries, their families, and CDCs in your prayers.

Update #3: June 1, 2021

Cyclone Yaas has dissipated. To date, 457 beneficiaries have been affected. Beneficiaries and their families have damaged or destroyed homes and lack access to clean water and food. Due to COVID-19, the region is in lockdown and communication remains difficult due to the lack of telecommunication infrastructure. Child Development Centers (CDCs) will continue to provide families with relief items, food, and water. CDCs will also continue to assess the situation and report updates as soon as possible.

Please continue to pray for the beneficiaries and families as they recover and for the CDCs as they support reconstruction efforts.

Update #2: May 27, 2021

Heavy rain, strong wind, and flooding continue in the western and north-western parts of the Sri Lanka. Additionally, cyclone Yaas moved through the region and caused increased flooding. To date, 156 beneficiaries have been affected. Beneficiaries and their families have damaged or destroyed homes, lost household items, and lack clean water and food. On May 25, 2021, the country temporarily lifted the COVID curfew which allowed Child Development Centers (CDCs) to distribute water and dry rations to impacted beneficiaries. The CDC will continue to assess the situation and report updates as they are available.

Please continue to pray for the affected beneficiaries, their families, and CDCs as they recover from this disaster.

Update #1: May 24, 2021

Heavy rain and strong wind brought flooding to the western and north-western areas of Sri Lanka, particularly in the Chilaw region. To date, 47 beneficiaries have been affected. Beneficiary homes have been flooded and household items destroyed. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) received needed permission from the local government, due to COVID-19 restrictions, to visit the impacted beneficiaries and their families to provide basic needs and moral support. Most of the families are in unsafe conditions and their health is at risk due to the polluted water. The CDCs will continue to assess the situation and provide basic relief items.

Please continue to keep the beneficiaries, their families, and the CDCs in your prayers as they recover from this disaster.

Disaster Alert: May 19, 2021

In mid-May, heavy rain and strong wind brought flooding to the western and north western areas of Sri Lanka, particularly in the Chilaw region. Many homes were flooded causing loss of household goods and food. Due to local restrictions because of COVID-19, the Child Development Centers are awaiting permission from the local government to visit homes and assess needs. Specific beneficiary impact information is not yet available.

Please pray for the beneficiaries and their families as they go through this difficult time and for wisdom for the CDCs as they act on their behalf.