Details of Disaster Information


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

Duration 2001/09
Country
   or
District
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.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Affected: 202,183 families


Related Links
Report/Articles
  • 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.