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Liberia + 5 others
Sri Lanka donates medical examination gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

Sri Lanka today donated one million medical examination gloves to West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak as its contribution to the global appeal, ‘Road Map for Ebola’ by World Health Organization (WHO).

The consignment of gloves worth Rs. 5 million will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a symbolic hand over of the gloves to WHO's Country Representative Dr. Firdosi Rustom Mehta at Temple Trees this evening.

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World + 8 others
Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

Report
World Bank

A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 8 others
Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future – 25 years of child rights in South Asia

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

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Philippines + 13 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Sri Lanka: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 03 | August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climate change and delayed monsoon has caused 20% loss of paddy harvest in the country during Maha 2013

  • Foot and Mouth Disease among livestock is rapidly spreading despite control measures by the Government

  • ERC approves over $2 million CERF funding to provide humanitarian assistance to drought-affected people in Sri Lanka

  • Heavy rainfall cause havoc in the southern Sri Lanka causing 27 deaths in June 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Food Security and Nutrition among the Tuberculosis infected patients: A case study among the patients screened at Chest Clinic of Medical Research Institute of Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Objectives of this study are as follows:

  • To study about the current status of Tuberculosis (TB) in Sri Lanka and the major threats and challenges to household food security due to TB: There is a lack of TB related data in Sri Lanka and this study hopes establish some key data on the current TB situation in Sri Lanka. This study also hopes to assess the major threats and challenges faced by the household of TB patients due to food insecurity.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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57.85% Dengue Cases reported from Western Province

Over 260,000 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island during the last 8 months of this year. Approximately 57.85 percent of dengue cases were reported from the Western province, Ministry of Health revealed.

According to the sources, the highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the twenty fifth week of 2014. This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment.

It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by three day of the illness.(ST/KH)

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South Sudan + 1 other
SL Army opens new hospital in South Sudan under UN Mission

The Sri Lanka Army at the request of the UN, has established its first-ever SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan, under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Establishing the hospital with ultra-modern facilities and medical equipment, all supplied and installed by the Sri Lanka Army, has been reportedly hailed as 'one of the fastest and well-planned projects.

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World + 45 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Philippines + 4 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 15 - 21 July 2014

In the Philippines, 54 people were reported dead, 100 were injured and three are still missing. Around 525,800 people were displaced and seeking shelter in 1,200 evacuation centres.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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How Can We Bridge Nutrition and Rural Development in Sri Lanka?

Report
World Bank

SUBMITTED BY SEENITHAMBY MANOHARAN ON WED, 07/09/2014