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01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT

Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

01 Jul 2016 description

Inside the issue

IPC Global News and Features…………..1

  • Working at full Speed in 2016.

  • A "New and Renewed "IPC Global Partnership

  • gFSC and IPC Strengthening their Cooperation

  • Towards a full Harmonized IPC Classification System

-E-learning Course on IPC Version 2.0

IPC Regions and Countries…….…………..3

  • IPC in East and Central Africa

  • IPC in Southern Africa

  • IPC support to CH in West Africa

01 Jul 2016 description

By Mahieash Johnney, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society - @mahieash

Every morning, Chameera Peiris makes his way to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Colombo branch to provide briefings for the operations team that will engage in well-cleaning activities within the district. The branch has been cleaning wells since severe floods triggered by torrential rains swept through Colombo two months ago, contaminating almost 80% of the communities’ water sources.

30 Jun 2016 description

What is offshore processing?

Offshore processing (referred to by the Australian Government as “regional processing”) is the term used to describe the arrangements by which Australia sends people seeking asylum who arrive by boat to either Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where their refugee claims are determined. Australia is the only country in the world that uses other countries to process refugee claims.

30 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

To move families out of risk zones, the government may resort to building high-rise housing, even in rural areas

By Amantha Perera

GAMTHUNA, Sri Lanka, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time the wind picks up in the night, the Karunadasas get the shivers.

The couple has been living in this remote village in the western foothills of Sri Lanka's central mountains for over five decades. But since May, when a massive landslide hit another mountain slope 15 kilometres away, they have struggled to sleep at night.

29 Jun 2016 description

29/06/2016 – Monaragala, Sri Lanka: The Monaragala Branch of the Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRCS) has launched a door to door campaign in association with Public Health Officials of the district in order to raise awareness among residents in the area on how to prevent the rise of dengue.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over 340,000 people are severely affected by torrential rains, induced floods and landslides in 22 districts of Sri Lanka. WFP is planning an emergency operation (EMOP) to provide immediate cash assistance for 10,000 severely food insecure vulnerable households in four districts.

  • Due to limited funding, there is an expected shortfall in the supply of Super Cereal Plus to Northern and Uva province, limiting programme implementation.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Fund for Peace

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

27 Jun 2016 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-second session
Agenda item 2

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General