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Floods hit Sri Lanka
United Nations will launch an appeal for emergency flood aid after catastrophic flooding.
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2011 08:45 GMT


The United Nations plans to appeal or emergency aid to help victims of flood-hit Sri Lanka.

At least 38 people have lost their lives and many others are still missing.

Crops have been severely damaged and thousands of people are now homesless.

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Al Jazeera
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