Phase change in the response to Sri Lanka floods

Posted on June 11, 2016  /  0 Comments

Pahala Bomiriya

Our disaster-relief partner Sarvodaya organized a small event at the community center at Pahala Bomiriya to hand over the remainder of the relief supplies to affected families. I was invited to say a few words. I talked about the need to build more resilient communities so that we could respond to hazards better in the future. The science of being able to forewarn people of floods exists. What we need to do is to implement the available solutions. What they need to do is to strengthen their village organizations so that appropriate actions such as evacuations can be taken.

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