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23 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 141775 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 44.40% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

23 Aug 2017 description

The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the District Secretaries through the Ministry of Disaster Management to distribute dry rations among the drought-affected people.

Rs. 1.43 billion out of the Rs. 1.5 billion provision has already been allocated to the relevant tasks as well as for distributing dry rations among the people in Puttalam, Kurunegala, Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Moneragala districts.

22 Aug 2017 description

President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to give dry rations to farmers affected by the drought is being carried out continuously.

The program is covering 13 districts and the items given include flour, dhal, sugar, lentils and canned fish. Farmers selected by District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries are issued this dry ration through the co-operatives.

President Sirisena recently made a visit to Kabithigollawa to look into the problems faced by the famer community due to the drought and instructed to provide dry rations as we as drinking water.

22 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 140325 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.55% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description

NEPAL

As of 18 August, 301,500 families had been affected and 44,683 displaced by flooding in 35 districts.
At least 9,850 houses have been destroyed and 383 schools are being used as temporary shelters. Crops worth tens of millions of dollars have been destroyed and over 500 industries have shut down. Search and rescue operations have completed, and the Government and Cluster partners are providing assistance including food,
NFIs, hygiene kits, WASH supplies and education materials. A total of US$11.3 million has been committed to the flood response.

20 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Japan

Japanese Emergency NGO (JEN), with the financial support from Japan Platform, which was jointly established by NGOs, business communities and the government of Japan, and in coordination with District Secretariat has implement a short–term disaster relief project to provide temporary shelter kits for disaster victims in Ratnapura district who had lost their houses due to recent floods and landslides. The inauguration ceremony to symbolize the distribution of temporary shelter kits was held at the Loka DeniyaVidayalaya in Udakarawith on Aug.

20 Aug 2017 description

The program to distribute dry rations to people affected by the drought in Anuradhapura District is being conducted successfully.

The District Secretary of Anuradhapura R.M. Wanninayaka said that though there were some issues, they have given the necessary instructions to the officials to continue with the program.

To obtain this relief, working in the designated places is essential. Upto now there are 1,013 working places all over the district. The dry rations are distributed through the Cooperatives and the Sathosa outlets.

19 Aug 2017 description

The Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue & Official Languages (MNCDOL) developed the publication on “People of Sri Lanka” compiling highly informative articles encompassing many aspects of Sri Lankan Ethnic groups, their identity, their contribution towards national development and most importantly their binding enthusiasm for social integration and co-existence.

18 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 137279 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.53% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 136468 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.34% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

During the last 08 month of the year 2017, 134401 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 44.49% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.