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Sri Lanka: Drought: 2001/09 Country Information on DRR

Period 2001/09
Country or District Sri Lanka
Event Type Drought
Outline The severe drought situation has been prevailing over southern Sri Lanka due to the failure of last few years' monsoon rainfall.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Affected: 202,183 families

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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.