Saturday, 18th September 2021

Dry weather: 600,000 people severely affected

Colombo, July 30 (BAN/ AD): Several parts of country are drought hit and more than 600, 000 people are affected as per estimation of the Disaster Management Centre. The worst hit is North of the country by arid weather. Over 100,000 people from Jaffna, Mannar, Killinochchi and Mullaithivu were affected by dry weather in the Northern Province.

Drought is taking its toll not only on humans but also animals. As per reports number of them are struggling to obtain clean drinking water. Water in Tissa wewa, in the Killinochchi district which provided water for consumption by more than 100 families in the Krishnapuram village had completely dried up. Situation is similar in the East and North-West of country.

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