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Disaster Management Centre announces 1,270,673 persons affected in the whole country

Disaster Management Centre announces 1,270,673 persons affected in the whole country

North and North western Provinces are most hit by the prevailing prolonged drought with 919,834 persons belonging to 268,376 families being affected by the drought, said the data released by the Disaster Management Centre.

As per the report put out by the Disaster Management centre 1,270,673 persons belonging to 369,354 families from 20 districts have been affected by the Drought.

7 districts in the North and North Western Provinces were drastically affected the report said. Worst affected is the Kurunagalle District with Puttalam District in the second place followed closely by Jaffna District, said the Centre.

Details of worst affected  Districts:

District No of Div. Secretariats No of Families No of persons.
Kurunegala 24 70,394 231,121
Puttalam 16 46,531 164,463
NP(05 Districts) 33 151,451 524,250
NWP 40 116,925 395,584

Details of Northern Province:

District No of Div. Secretariats No of Families No of persons.
Jaffna 14 35,476 128,652
Mulaitheevu 06 35,730 115,308
Kilinochchi 04 26,703 91,243
Vavuniya 04 28,612 101,914
Mannar 05 24,930

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