Our Work


Responding to Emergencies

LEADS reaches out to communities affected by socio-natural disasters in times of dire need. LEADS distributes emergency relief packs consisting of both food and non-food items, for communities affected by the various emergency situations that arise in the country, be it natural calamities such as floods and landslides, man-made disasters such as the Easter attacks in 2019 or other emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. LEADS also provides psychosocial support for survivors of tragic calamities and provides support in the form of post-disaster recovery assistance in a bid to help those affected return to normalcy.

LEADS is also committed to mitigate and reduce vulnerabilities of communities at higher-risk of socio-natural disasters. Communities in high-risk zones are equipped with early warning systems, safety centres and other disaster risk reduction interventions so as to safeguard them in the event of a crisis situation.

LEADS’ relief operations and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) interventions are designed and implemented on the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

NEWS


Responding to Emergencies

THILINA’S STORY: RESPONDING TO THE EASTER SUNDAY CRISIS

Thilina is a 35-year-old single mother of two young children. The tragic bomb explosion at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya on Easter Sunday in 2019 has …

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Responding to Emergencies

ASSISTANCE FOR THE FLOOD AFFECTED

Vinodh hails from a little village in Kilinochchi. The rains first started when he was on his school term-end vacation. The rain brings so many …

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