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Sri Lanka Economic Collapse 

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence. The country has been struggling over the last few months paying for critical imports such as oil, food, fuel, and medicines.These challenges have disrupted livelihoods across the country. Hospitals are at reduced capacity due to shortages of medicines and relevant items.

Please donate generously and help save lives.

For many families across Sri Lanka, life is challenging:

  • 7% of the population live below the national poverty line (Asian Development Bank, 2012)
  • 1 in 5 young people are unemployed – including over 1 in 4 young women (ILO, 2017)
  • 22% of the population are malnourished (World Food Programme, 2017)
  • On average, children leave school three years earlier than expected (UN Human Development Reports, 2016)

Islamic Relief is on the ground now. We have been on the ground in  Sri Lanka since 2004. We are currently on the ground doing a needs assessment and responding to the most vulnerable populations. Your donations will help provide life-saving essentials to families in need. 

Islamic Relief in Sri Lanka 

Islamic Relief began its operation in Sri Lanka in response to the devastating tsunami in 2004, focusing on Ampara, one of Sri Lanka’s worst affected districts. We provided emergency food, temporary shelters, latrines, and wells to meet the housing, water and sanitation needs of the population. When flooding and landslides hit the country most recently in 2017, we were on the ground to provide essential emergency support.

Contributing to long-term sustainable rehabilitation, we have built permanent homes in Kalmunai Tamil and helped people recover their livelihoods. In 2006 a one-to-one orphan sponsorship program was launched to support the many children who had become orphaned. Providing food and education, sponsored orphans can build a brighter future for themselves and their families.

On a seasonal basis, we additionally continue to offer Ramadan and Qurbani aid to assist impoverished malnourished families across the region.

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