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International agency Oxfam today said that the disaster in Sri Lanka was deepening as a result of a second wave of flooding in the country. One million people in Sri Lanka have already been affected by the first wave of flooding.

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Roads still blocked, Sri Lanka floods, 10 January 2011. Photo: Oxfam

International agency Oxfam today urged donors to contribute generously to the aid efforts in Sri Lanka. The UN Flash Appeal, to be officially launched later today, will support the Government’s response to the massive floods that have affected the eastern and central parts of the country.

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Oxfam is providing clean water for flood affected communities in Sri Lanka.

Relentless monsoon rains in early January 2011 have caused floods, mudslides and displacement across the eastern and central regions of Sri Lanka, affecting more than one million people. Oxfam and our partners are delivering food, clean water, blankets, hygiene kits, and tarps.

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Many people are returning to their homes in flood-hit Sri Lanka but the humanitarian challenge has only just begun. Oxfam will be scaling up its response to the disaster in the next few days to reach 120,000 people in the Eastern and North Central Provinces.

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Sri Lanka floods, 10 January 2011. Photo: Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam has been providing support to thousands caught up in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods. More than a million people have been affected by the floods and need food items, water, blankets and hygiene kits immediately.

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Kinniya, Trinco District, Sri Lanka. Photo: Michael Mathi/Oxfam

As the scale of the flood increases in the country, Oxfam continues to expand its rapid response in Eastern Sri Lanka, currently providing hygiene kits, tarpaulins, cooked food and bottled water to approximately 17,000 people in Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Ampara districts in the East.

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Tamil civilians sit outside their temporary huts in the Menikfam Vanni refugee camp located near the town of Chettekulam in northern Sri Lanka May 1, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer, courtesy alertnet.org

Thousands of lives are at risk in Sri Lanka because aid to refugees is being restricted by a government ban on aid agency vehicles entering the camps, and difficulties in securing access for staff , Oxfam said today.

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Traumatized, exhausted and half-starved civilians who have fled Sri Lanka’s conflict zone are being housed in camps without decent water and sanitation facilities and with inadequate food supplies, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

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