Developing a caring network for helping elderly people in Sri Lanka


In Sri Lanka, district committees and NGOs have prepared lists of the elderly and disabled people in their areas, and some NGOs have formed groups of volunteers who are responsible for caring for the elderly during emergencies. The Department of Meteorology is conducting several programs to improve disaster preparedness in coastal schools from Panadura to Hambantota. These programs teach children how to identify evacuation routes and prepare for disasters. Children then share this information with their families (OXFAM 2006).

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