Sri Lanka — Displacement Report - Round 1

Contact
DTM Sri Lanka, DTMSriLanka@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Sri Lanka
Period Covered
May 01 2018
Jul 20 2018
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment

Summary

On 25 and 26 May, incessant heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. National authorities confirmed 203 deaths and 96 people missing.Aerial surveys and satellite imagery confirmed that Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Rathnapura are the worst-hit districts. Given the widespread devastation, on 26 May, the Government of Sri Lanka made an initial request for international support in search and rescue operations.3,130 IDPs in 799 households were identified in 13 IDP sites in Pasgoda, Niwithigala, Elapatha and Kotapola DS divisions in Matara and Rathnapura districts.