Newsletter June 2022

Our Appeal and updates from Sri Lanka

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 12th July 2022 :: This Story

Picture: /files/publications/476/w288/newsletter-june-2022-1.jpgAs you may be aware Sri Lanka is currently undergoing a very challenging period economically. The country is in debt and has little western currency to pay for imports. This has led to unprecedented fuel, gas, kerosine, food shortages as well as daily power cuts, sometimes up to 13 hours a day. The Sri Lanka Rupee was recently devalued and overnight prices of basic commodities went up exponentially. For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka there is not enough rice to feed the population and people are down to eating one meal a day. Our staff regularly have to queue up to 7 hours to get fuel for their
motorbikes. As there is no cooking gas everyone is now using firewood to cook their meals. As we are inundated with requests for support Ocean Stars are launching our June 2022 appeal.

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