An estimated 410,000 people in Sri Lanka are currently affected by adverse weather conditions that have caused flooding and landslides in 15 out of 25 districts.
While the outbreak initially spread to counties along the River Nile, counties most recently affected are increasingly distant from the river. There have been 248 deaths in 19 counties as of 15 May.
Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could exacerbate dengue crisis as more rainfall is on the way - Save the Children
report — Save the Children
Communities devastated by the flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka could have another battle on their hands after almost 53,000 dengue fever cases were recorded across the country since the start of the year.
UN humanitarian chief deeply concerned for safety of civilians behind ISIL lines in western Mosul
Government asked civilians in districts surrounding and inside the Old City to leave and seek safety across government lines. Around 200,000 additional people could flee Mosul in coming days.
South Sudan + 1 otherJapan and WHO to establish first Public Health Emergency Operations Centre in Juba
report — World Health Organization
The hub, an important tool for the strategic management of public health emergencies, will bring together all relevant experts, groups and stakeholders involved in preparedness and response.
Data is a vital raw material if countries are to meet the aims of an international agreement on lowering hazard threats, the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction heard today in Cancun.
Water, sanitation, food, and protection are the main areas of concern. Health authorities have also reported a continued increase of probable cases of dengue in the Piura region.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
“The murders that took place at Bangassou in the night of 24 May endanger the capacity to continue providing medical care in the hospital,” said Brice de le Vingne of MSF.
Approximately 70% of the war-wounded are women and children. They bear most of the consequences of the war and the continuing disregard for the protection of civilians, said the UNHC.
report — Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
Most affected was the Rathnapura district where more than 20,000 people faced flash floods. Landslide warnings have also been issued and 13 people are known to have died.
report — UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, UN Women
The programme will ensure the gender dimension of risk is understood and assessed and women’s capacity to prevent, prepare for and recover from natural hazards in a changing climate is strengthened.
World + 1 otherUNICEF urges G7 leaders to adopt six-point action plan to keep refugee children safe
At least 200 children have died while crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year, a rate of more than one child per day, according to UNICEF.
Number of CAR displaced could reach 500,000 by end-May if violence continues
report — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Government of the Central African Republic
The number of displaced persons has been on an upward trend since January 2017. The outbreaks of tension of the past two weeks have caused the displacement of about 100,000 people.
Democratic Republic of the Congo + 1 otherDRC Ebola outbreak threatens CAR after violence forces thousands across border
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
Attacks by Christian militias in CAR's border town of Bangassou have driven about 2,750 people into Bas-Uele, raising the risk that the Ebola outbreak could spread across the border, a WHO representative said.
report — World Food Programme
The food security and nutrition situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate, despite the onset of the Gu rains, and an elevated risk of famine in 2017 persists.
report — Assessment Capacities Project
Floods during the rainy season from June-October will affect about 200,000 people, mostly in southern Sudan. Particularly vulnerable are 2.3 million IDPs and about 400,000 South Sudanese.
Iraq + 1 otherSecurity, safe access to beneficiaries 'key concerns' for food distributions in Mosul - WFP
report — World Food Programme
The quantity and quality of food consumed by people in Mosul has deteriorated. This is due to conflict in western Mosul and lack of purchasing power in eastern Mosul.
Haiti + 3 othersLa UE anuncia 14.3 millones de euros en ayuda para enfrentar los desastres naturales en América Latina y el Caribe
report — European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Los nuevos fondos se utilizarán para fortalecer la resiliencia de las comunidades locales y apoyar las necesidades de seguridad alimentaria de las poblaciones afectadas por desastres naturales.
Violence in DRC's Kasai region puts 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition - UNICEF
In Central Kasai alone, more than one-third of health centres have been forced to close due to security concerns or lack of medical supplies, depriving children of vital services and medicine.
report — Oxfam
If each G7 government contributed its fair share to the UN's appeal for $6.3 billion for all four countries, Oxfam estimates this would raise almost half the total required.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)126