Details of Disaster Information

Sri Lanka : Drought : 2001/09
GLIDE: DR-2001-000498-LKA  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2001/09
Sri Lanka
Name Drought
Outline The severe drought situation has been prevailing over southern Sri Lanka due to the failure of last few years' monsoon rainfall.

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
Affected: 202,183 families

Related Links
  • OCHA Situation Report No.1 2001/08/31
    According to an official report provided by the Government of Sri Lanka, over 1 million people from 202,183 families in seven districts (Hambantota, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Ratnapura, Moneragala,Badulla, and Ampara) have been affected by the drought.