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Caritas: 1 million affected by Sri Lanka flooding

January 13, 2011

Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami that left 31,000 dead and displaced over 500,000, according to Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies. Monsoon rains have caused heavy flooding, affecting over 1 million people.

7% of the nation’s 20.2 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. 69% are Buddhist, 8% are Muslim, and 7% are Hindu.


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