Sri Lanka

Published on 21 August 2009

Heavy seasonal rains have caused flooding in parts of the largest IDP camp in Menik Farm, with unconfirmed reports suggesting that as many as 12,000 IDPs may have been impacted. Zone IV is reportedly the worst affected area due it being in a low lying area with inadequate drainage, and preliminary reports indicate that at least 600 are in need of food assistance. WFP carried out a 15-day direct food distribution to the IDPs in Zone IV, just two days before the rains began.