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Flooding and volcanic activity

Friday, January 28: After extensive recons the team have assessed that any significant need following the recent flooding has been met and ShelterBox are not distributing at the time.

Wednesday, January 17: 
A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) arrives in Sri Lanka later today as ShelterBox gears up to respond to floods in Sri Lanka that have affected more than a million people.

According to the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) some 1,106,555 people have been affected by the floods in Eastern and Northern areas. More than 58,000 people are currently sheltering in displacement camps established in the worst affected Eastern provinces of Ampara, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.

SRT members Lyndon Tamblyn and Arnold Kelly, both from New Zealand, arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital, later on today. They will be working with Rotary District 3220, in conjunction with District Governor Imthiaz Ismail, and Tony Senewiratne, National Director of Habitat for Humanity.

ShelterBox Operations Manager, Alf Evans, said: "Floods have swept through large areas of Sri Lanka. Our team have been tasked with establishing how and where we can help. They’ll be working closely with the local authorities, Rotarians and other aid agencies to ensure we can help in whatever way we’re needed."