The European Commission is assigning Euro 300,000 (LKR 51 million approx.) in humanitarian subsidizing to Sri Lanka to convey crisis help to groups influenced by the current floods.

“This commitment from the EU will enable our partners on the ground to give help to the most-affected families. This is a declaration of solidarity from the European individuals to the people of Sri Lanka”, said Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

The EU-subsidized help will concentrate on the most squeezing needs of the influenced families in the quick repercussions of the floods, including access to clean water and sanitation facilities, the provision of essential household items, as well as emergency shelter.

The EU financing is being made accessible by means of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) through its Small Scale Response system. Moreover, the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Center has initiated its Copernicus mapping administration upon demand from the World Food Program. The Copernicus maps will concentrate on the Southern and Western territories of Sri Lanka that have been influenced by the rains.