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Seven million Sri Lankans need assistance – UN report

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs revealed that around 7 million Sri Lankans require assistance following the economic crisis.It went on to note that  Sri Lanka continues to face a multidimensional crisis compounded by food insecurity, threatened livelihoods, shortages of vital medicines, as well as rising protection concerns.

The economic crisis is the worst since Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948 and is having humanitarian consequences for the most vulnerable people in the country.

A 40 per cent reduction in agricultural outputs in the 2021/2022 Maha and a 5per cent reduction during the 2022 Yala seasons have further exacerbated the situation.

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