The German Government will provide financial support of one million Euro for flood and landslide relief efforts in the aftermath of the recent natural disaster. The funds will be used to meet the priority needs of people affected by the crisis.
Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the aim is to help those most in need.
Germany will not only help Sri Lanka in the short-term with this natural disaster, but will do its utmost
to support and foster medium-term development in the course of its ongoing cooperation.
“Germany’s thoughts are with all who have lost loved ones and seen their homes and livelihoods
swept away” said Dr. Michael Dohmen, Deputy Head of Mission.
The funding will form part of the international support for Sri Lanka and will be disbursed in coordination with the Government of Sri Lanka and aid organisations in the country.
Relief and recovery measures are currently being planned based on identified priority needs.
In addition, with 43 million Euro in 2015 and at least 50 million Euro in 2016, Germany is one of the biggest contributors to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The CERF mechanisms will also support those most affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)