In the Southern region of the country people experience severe droughts, periodical floods and exceptional interior landslides in various occasions. Caritas SED Galle responds immediately to bring relief to the affected. During these emergency situations the emphasis is given to the distribution of food and non-food items as well as other essential and basic needs in collaboration with the local government agencies.
During the major floods in 2003 Caritas SED Galle has launched a larger relief programme and a long term rehabilitation programme with the community participation to provide relief for the flood & landslide affected families in the Diocese.
Caritas SED-Galle was among the first aid agencies to respond to the tsunami disaster. Caritas SED-Galle has launched a massive tsunami relief and rehabilitation & development programme in partnership with Caritas Sri Lanka and with the assistance of the Caritas Internationalis which addresses the physical and psychosocial needs of the people.