More than 1000 families displaced due to floods in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 December 2009, 02:17 GMT]
More than a thousand people have sought refuge in churches and school buildings due to floods caused by relentless rain in Jaffna peninsula. 1329 persons of 374 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) families brought from Vavuniyaa camps and settled in the abandoned tsunami shelters in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) occupied Maruthangkea’ni area in Vadamaraadchi had to leave the shelters and seek refuge in churches and schools, according to Jaffna Government Agent, K. Ganesh.

Meanwhile, 222 persons of 56 families from Karaveddi have been displaced due to floods and nearly 80 houses of these people have been totally damaged.

In Thellippazhai Divisional Secretariat area, 122 persons of 33 families have been displaced while around 350 families from Point Pedro area have been displaced.

The abandoned tsunami shelters had been renovated and the IDPs brought from Vavuniyaa were settled in them.


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