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Sri Lanka: Thousands still stranded in Sri Lanka flooding August 10,2018   |  Source: Mission Box

While, as we reported recently, parts of northern India are suffering from a major drought, southern parts of the country have been besieged by flood-producing monsoons. Either problem can generate both immediate tragedy and long-term suffering. India’s island neighbor of Sri Lanka is still suffering from the effects of monsoons that hit the nation in May 2018.

Recent reports indicate that about 120,000 people across the country are still dealing with the aftereffects of being displaced from their homes as a result of the May monsoon. Even those who have been able to remain in or return to their homes are faced with a continuing lack of access to supplies. The massive flooding has been due not only to the downpour itself but also by the number of river banks bursting and the resulting mudslides that partially or completely destroyed over 5,000 homes.

According to Mission Network News, “It’s been hard for them to get any kind of a reprieve and, as you can imagine, with all this flooding in an island nation, there are all kinds of mudslides and people have lost everything in a lot of instances. So, their homes have been washed away. They’re left homeless. All of their possessions are gone and they’re just still digging out from it here several months

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