Oxfam International Seeks Generous Support for Sri Lankan Aid Appeal

Donors should “contribute generously” to the U.N.’s USD51 million aid appeal for flood victims in Sri Lanka, the aid agency Oxfam International has urged.

“Hopefully, the UN appeal will help donors grasp the magnitude of this crisis,” said Thusitha Siriwardana, Oxfam’s campaign manager in Sri Lanka.

The U.N. appeal covers funding needed to address the humanitarian needs of more than 1 million flood victims over the next six months.

>> UN Seeks USD51M for Sri Lanka

Norway is contributing 6 million Norwegian kroner (USD1 million) to assist flood victims in Sri Lanka. The assistance will be managed by UNICEF and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

As reported by Devex, the European Commission pledged last week euro2 million (USD2.7 million) for recovery efforts in flood-hit Sri Lanka. 

>> EU Responds to Sri Lanka Flood Crisis

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    As senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributes to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.