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14 Jul 2017 description

By Melissa Winkler, IFRC

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society is mobilizing volunteers to support government efforts to stem the country’s worst-ever outbreak of dengue virus disease and provide medical assistance at overstretched hospitals.

08 Jul 2017 description

Hundreds of Army troops are currently engaged in dengue eradication campaign in Western Province, Army Media stated.

According to that, more than 260 army troops have been deployed for the dengue eradication campaign in Colombo, Kaduwela, Piliyandala, Hanwella, Homagama and Kahathuduwa areas.

In addition, nearly 250 troops have also conducted a campaign in Gampaha and Kalutara districts beside Dengue prevention programs in Mirigama, Dompe, Biyagama, Kelaniya, Attangalla, Matugama, Wadduwa and Bandaragama areas conducted by the SFHQ-West.

08 Jul 2017 description

During the last 07 month of the year 2017, 80732 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.22% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 25 week of 2017.

06 Jul 2017 description

During the last 07 month of the year 2017, 79118 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 43% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 25 week of 2017.

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.

09 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 continue to affect over 603,105 people and displaced over 14,655 people as of 8 June 2017. So far 212 deaths have been reported and 78 people still remain missing due to the disasters. Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Ratnapura are the worst-affected districts.

04 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 itssouthern and western regions, with some parts getting over 500mm rainfall. Flash floods and landslides affected over 674,553 people and displaced over 66,045 people as of 2 June 2017. So far 208 deaths have been reported and 92 people still remain missing due to the disasters. Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Ratnapura are the worst-affected districts.

01 Jun 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,060,682 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 40,000 people affected by floods and landslides over nine months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: shelter (including non-food items); livelihoods; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); health; restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction(DRR) and National Society capacity building.

31 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

With the start of the Southwest monsoon on 25 May 2017, Sri Lanka has received heavy rainfall in its Southern and Western regions, with some parts getting over 500mm of rainfall. Flash floods and landslides have affected over 631,346 people and displaced over 77,643 people as of 31 May 2017. So far 203 deaths had been reported and 96 people still remain missing due to the disasters. The Government is prioritizing search and rescue, and evacuation and management of safe locations for rapidly increasing number of displaced people.

31 May 2017 description

During the last 05 month of the year 2017, 55377 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.

Approximately 42.37% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 16 week of 2017.

30 May 2017 description

Dear colleagues,

The after effects of Tropical Cyclone Mora, in the Bay of Bengal, is being felt across the flood and landslide affected areas. The Department of Meteorology forecast strong winds of about 80 km/h and localized heavy rainfall particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, North Western and Central provinces, where most of the 15 affected districts are located. Additional rains are likely to heighten the risk of more landslides.

29 May 2017 description

Outbreaks of diseases such as dengue fever and cholera, and illnesses like diarrhea and dysentery, are often a threat in the aftermath of floods due to water-logging

By Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday as the death toll from the disaster continued to rise.