Emergency Response

The ADRA network contributes towards responding, mitigating and recovery of disasters all over the world. When crisis strikes, urgent resources are ready, and often prepositioned to reach areas in need as quickly as possible through ADRA’s global network and partners. Funds, materials, and personnel are coordinated through ADRA’s country offices nearest to the disaster so plans can be put into action immediately.

We have been forerunners in responding to various disasters that occurred in Sri Lanka over the years including the most significant disasters that happened in recent times such as the tsunami in 2004, floods in 2017 and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. We ensure that timely assistance is delivered to those affected through provision of required resources such as relief kits, hygiene kits, back to school kits and kitchen kits designed under SPHERE standards.

IMPACT

530K

Through the initial response for COVID-19 we assisted almost 530,000 beneficiary partners in 2020.

PROJECTS

PAST projects

EM 20-108 (COVID-19 Response)

EM 20-108 (COVID-19 Response)

Through the funding of ADRA International, ADRA Asia Regional Office, Latter Day Saint Charities, and Sri Lanka Mission of Seventh-day Adventists, ADRA carried out its initial response for the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 amidst the lockdown. The project partnered with government duty bearers to provide safety equipment for the health service providers, provide dry rations and hygiene packs for the most vulnerable families, disinfect public locations, and create awareness about the pandemic through IEC. The project supported more than 10,000 individuals altogether.

ACCEND COVID-19 Response

ACCEND COVID-19 Response

ADRA also responded to the pandemic in Matale, Monaragala, and Nuwara Eliya districts through its European Union funded ACCEND project amidst the island-wide lockdown in April 2020. The response created awareness regarding the pandemic, established 13 handwashing stations in public places, supported the health service providers through the provision of safety equipment such as N 95 masks, goggles, sanitizers, and surgical masks.

EM 104

EM 104

ADRA provided relief to 558 families from the Killinochchi district who were affected by heavy floods in January 2019 causing them to abandon their homes and seek temporary refuge elsewhere. Through the funding of ADRA International and the ADRA Asia Regional office they were given hygiene kits.

EM 18-39

EM 18-39

505 families were benefitted through the NFI kits distributed as a disaster relief measure following the flooding in Matara district in May 2018. The response was funded by ADRA International and the Asia Regional Office.

NEMP 17 - 42

NEMP 17-42

During the flooding in 2017, 6,525 individuals in Matale and Galle districts were provided hygiene and dry ration kits which assisted them with their personal hygiene and protection against the diseases that were spreading due to the flood. This response was funded by ADRA International and the ADRA Asia Regional Office.

EM 17-20 Drought Response

EM 17-20 Drought Response

This response contributed to provide clean water to communities that were suffering from severe drought conditions in the Monaragal district back in 2017. 150 individuals benefitted through the establishment of a deep bore well hand pump and 3150 individuals benefitted from 02 tube wells and the repairment of 25 hand pumps. This response was funded by ADRA UK, ADRA International and the ADRA Asia Regoinal Office.