Urgent need of relief to flood victims in NE - TRO

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 09:01 GMT]
"There is an ugent need to supply cooked meals, fresh drinking water, shelter and other immediate necessities to the flood victims in the NorthEast", a TRO official told TamilNet. TRO has provided temporary accommodation to 761 families and is supplying cooked meals, drinking water and other humanitarian assistance to a further 254 families in the Kilinochchi District, the official added.

Floodwaters devastate Kilinochchi-District
In Mannar District 466 displaced families have received assistance from TRO and 67 families have been provided temporary accommodation in public buildings In Batticaloa District thousands of families affected by the flooding are receiving emergency relief from TRO.

In addition, the services of boats and tractors have been provided to retrieve those stranded by flood waters.

TRO is working in cooperation with the Government and other Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that relief is provided to all flood affected families, sources said.

Heavy rains are currently devastating the North-East Districts.

Thousands of homes affected by flood waters in Kilinochchi-district.Roads and walkways submerged as floodwaters rise in Kilinochchi-district.
Thousands of homes affected by flood waters in Kilinochchi-destrict.Roads and walkways submerged as floodwaters rise in Kilinochchi.
A family wades to safety in Kilinochchi-districtTRO retrieves stranded flood victims in Kilinochchi-district
A family wades to safety in Kilinochchi.TRO retrieves stranded flood victims in Kilinochchi.

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