SRI LANKA EMERGENCY RESPONSE
“The situation in this country is becoming worse, we are experiencing numerous challenges.”
Right now, Sri Lanka is going through a massive economic and political turmoil - one of its worst economic crises since independence in 1948. The country’s 22 million people endure rampant food inflation, chronic shortages of cooking gas and petrol, long queues for fuel and lengthy power cuts every day.
According to the World Food Programme, five million Sri Lankans have been forced to skip meals just to get by, as a result of the dire conditions. Nine of out 10 people are dependent on state handouts.
Several hundred thousand children are suffering from waste due to insufficient food.