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COVID-19 Global Health Emergency Response in Sri Lanka
Keeping our children and communities safe

World Vision launches global response to protect children from the impact of COVID-19 and support them and their communities through the crisis.

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Sri Lanka reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on January 27, 2020. The patient was a Chinese national who was visiting Sri Lanka. She was treated and she made a full recovery and returned to China. On March 11, the first Sri Lankan to be confirmed within-country – a tour guide was reported.

As the number confirmed began to rise, the Government declared island-wide curfew to control the spread of the virus. 

World Vision Lanka commenced distribution of dry rations to families especially those depended on daily wages and could not afford to buy food due to the haltering of their livelihoods.

So far we have provided dry rations to nearly 30,000 families spread across the country. View map here

We have mobilised teams to provide these items to support the government’s response.

toilets
4 mobile toilets provided to the new quarantine centre in Chilaw
bottles
2,000 water bottles provided to Chilaw quarantine center
dry rations
42,815 dry ration packs distributed in 36 locations
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390 N95 masks and 100 Surgical masks provided to health authorities
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100 Personal Protective Equipment provided
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600 100ml hand sanitizers provided
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40000 families to be reached in 35 locations
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2 cans of 5 L hand sanitizer and disinfectant provided to Police
"We are working in collaboration with local authorities, hospitals, academic institutions and local partners, prioritizing the needs of children, their families and their communities. "
- Dhanan Senathirajah, National Director, World Vision Lanka
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Rapid Assessment

Impact of COVID-19 Health Emergency RAPID ASSESSMENT World Vision Lanka

Sri Lanka reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on January 27, 2020. The patient was a Chinese
national who was visiting Sri Lanka. She was treated and she made a full recovery and returned to China.
On March 11, the first Sri Lankan to be confirmed within-country – a tour guide was reported.

As the number confirmed began to rise, the Government declared island-wide curfew to control the spread of the virus.

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