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25 Jun 2017 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka about 630,000 people. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) with its local partner Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka (A-PAD Sri Lanka) are teamed up to provide emergency relief items in severely affected areas such as Kalutara and Ratnapura region with kitchen kits to help regain their daily lifestyles.

25 Jun 2017 description

With a view to assist the recent flood and landslide affected communities; two medical camps were conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force medical teams at Ayagama (Madagalthura Shailauththarama Temple and Sri Mahindarama temple at Ayagama tea estate) on Tuesday (20th June 2017), states air force media.

25 Jun 2017 description

Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

The goods were handed over to Prof. Dammika Ganganath Disanayake, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan on 19th June at the House of Representative Building in Tokyo with the participation of Wataru Takeshita, President, Mme. Yuko Obuchi, Secretary General Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League and Kazuya Nashida, Director General, Asian Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

23 Jun 2017 description

COLOMBO, June 23, 2017– Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will assist families affected by what is reportedly the worst flood in over a decade through shelter and sanitation solutions. Water, sanitation and hygiene kits will be distributed to families in badly hit Kalutara district in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, during the initial phase of the response. Habitat will also work with displaced families to construct permanent houses during the recovery phase.

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

Women and children can be disproportionately affected by disasters, but taking a closer look at disaster data could help reduce their vulnerabilities

By Amantha Perera

VALASSMULLA, Sri Lanka, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When floods swept through this small town in Sri Lanka's Southern Province, 12-year-old Radhika Dayarathne lost more than her home.

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

21 Jun 2017 description

Feature

Philippines

Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)

Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict

Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May

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20 Jun 2017 description

A cash donation by the Bangladesh Government to assist the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka was officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (20th June). Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina declared the cash donation.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Riaz Hamidullah handed over the cheque to the President.

19 Jun 2017 description

19/06/2017 – Various Locations, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society continues its effort to ensure that people who were affected by floods in rural Sri Lanka will avert another health crisis by ensuring that they are provided with quality medical care within their village.

18 Jun 2017 description

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday assured that all schools affected by the recent flooding would be upgraded with facilities and infrastructure which the schools did not possess, prior to the disaster. Speaking to villagers whilst inspecting Dudley Senanayake College, Pitabeddara, Wickremesinghe instructed officials present to ensure that school equipment, including computers affected by the flood to be provided to the school.

17 Jun 2017 description

Sri Lanka Army troops in flood-affected areas in Matara, Galle, Colombo, Kegalle and Ratnapura are at present involved in cleaning polluted drinking water wells and clearance work for disposal of contaminated water while facilitating the supply of all other humanitarian concerns, states Army media.

In Matara, troops are cleaning water wells in Neluwa Divisional Secretariat area and prepare meals for the displaced, distribute dry ration packs, clean schools, restore damaged roads and provide gully bowsers and other heavy machinery to required locations.

17 Jun 2017 description

Following the initial disaster aid assistance provided by the Jaffna University students recently, another group of Jaffna Medical Faculty undergrads presented the students of Bulathsinhala Yatagampitiya Primary School in the Kalutara District with schooling needs including books, bags, water bottles and stationery worth more than three hundred thousand rupees on Friday (09th June). In addition they also presented Rs. 30,000.00 towards the school's repair work.