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23 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • With the start of the Southwest monsoon on 25 May 2017, Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall in its southern and western regions, with some parts getting over 500 mm rainfall. Flash floods and landslides caused 214 deaths with 76 people being reported as missing by 22 June 2017. At the height of the emergency, more than 700,000 people were displaced in camps, or staying with host families, or stranded on their own rooftops for days until the floods subsided. Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Ratnapura are the worst-affected districts.

22 Jun 2017 description

Sri Lanka’s food production hit by extreme drought followed by floods

Rice production to drop by nearly 40 percent in 2017 - assisting farmers is critical to halt growing food insecurity

01 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

Extent of education crisis beginning to emerge after floods

The number of Sri Lankans affected by weather-related disasters has hit more than 1.5 million as the nation simultaneously battles crippling drought in the north and east of the island and deadly flooding in the south.

An estimated 630,000 people have been affected by severe floods across seven southern districts, including 75,000 who still cannot return home, while more than one million have been impacted by drought.

28 Apr 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.