Emergency and humanitarian action

Sri Lanka

2012 Cyclone Nilam

Severe weather conditions on October 29th, including a tornado and heavy rain, resulted in flooding of up to five feet in the Maldives, affecting 24 islands. When passing through northeastern Sri Lankan near Trincomalee on October 30th, Tropical Cyclone Nilam affected 16 out of 25 districts in the island. The storm later intensified and hit the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on October 31st, 2012. Over 330,000 persons have been affected in all three countries.