Country: Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society has operated since 1936, first as a branch of the British Red Cross and then from 1949 to 1971 as the Ceylon Red Cross Society. It was recognized by the ICRC and admitted into the League of Red Cross Societies (now the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) in 1952.

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The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society has operated since 1936, first as a branch of the British Red Cross and then from 1949 to 1971 as the Ceylon Red Cross Society. It was recognized by the ICRC and admitted into the League of Red Cross Societies (now the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) in 1952.

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Media alert: Red Cross spokespeople on the ground in Sri Lanka

Geneva, 29 May 2017 – Sri Lanka is in the grip of its worst flooding in 14 years. According to the government, more than 160 people have been killed and 470,000 have been affected. Persistent and heavy rains have triggered widespread flooding and landslides in many areas, particularly in the southwest of the country. With bad weather set to continue, there are concerns that the situation will further worsen. Sri Lanka Red Cross volunteers and staff have been on the frontline of the humanitarian response, providing life-saving first aid, assisting with search, rescue and evacuation efforts, and distributing food, water and relief supplies to thousands. IFRC is providing financial and technical...

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.