US donates $100,000 for flood relief

December 3rd, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Dec 3 (IANS) The US will provide $100,000 for emergency relief to assist people affected by floods in Sri Lanka’s northeast. This action comes in response to a request for assistance to USAID from the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre.

The US donation will be used for non-food relief items and targeted to victims in Jaffna and in the Vanni, where particularly serious floods have occurred, a US embassy statement said Wednesday.

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