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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

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Investing in the Demographic Dividend: Successes, Challenges, and Way Forward for Sri Lanka

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with policymakers and other partners to support and empower youth.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

The 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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Sri Lanka’s rehabilitated ex-combatants struggle to adjust

Report
IRIN

PUTUKKUDIYIRUPPU, 4 July 2014 (IRIN) - Five years after the end of a 26-year civil war, most former combatants from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in northern Sri Lanka have been rehabilitated and re-entered civilian life, but whether war-disabled or not, many are finding genuine integration difficult, according to rehabilitees, government officials and humanitarian workers.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Termination of the humedica family sponsorships in Sri Lanka

Report
Humedica

by Lina Koch, 2014/05/05

Nearly a decade of effective and elaborate help comes to its successful end: humedica closes the sponsorship program Sri Lanka and, once again, lets numerous families go into their newly acquired independence. Join us in a review of the past years, learn about the beginnings, about the different kinds of help that have been realized and why the sponsorship program can now be closed under the best premises.

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Sri Lanka + 1 other
Australian grants 27 million for community projects across Sri Lanka

The Australian High Commission has granted Rs 27 million to support 13 community-based projects across Sri Lanka, implemented by 12 organisations. Acting Australian High Commissioner, Sonya Koppe, today handed over cheques to community based organisations implementing these small scale development projects around Sri Lanka.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 June - 1 July

The 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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Sri Lanka: Support for internally displaced people - Emergency appeal n° MDRLK002 Operation Update n°15

Glide n° FL-2010-000253-LKA

Period covered by this Ops Update: 01 December 2013 to 31 May 2014

Appeal target (current): CHF 22.7 million.

Appeal coverage: 69 % based on current revised appeal budget.

Appeal history:

  • Emergency Appeal: Launched on 12 April 2010 for CHF 3.6 million to support 5,000 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka for 24 months.

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Plagued By Dengue Fever, Sri Lanka Looks to the Weatherman

By Amantha Perera

COLOMBO, Jun 30 2014 (IPS) - What’s the connection between weather forecasts and the mosquito-borne dengue virus? It’s not just a question for science nerds; in Sri Lanka, health officials believe answering this question could save lives.

For over half a decade now, doctors and residents of this island nation, especially those living in the cramped Western Province, have been battling the persistent, sometimes deadly, dengue plague, which tends to follow the monsoon rains that drench the southwest coast from June to October.

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World + 44 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18-24 June

The 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 + 4 others
Adding to the Agenda of the 6th AMCDRR, Southasiadisasters.net Special Issue no.113, June 2014

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 113, June 2014:

The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held from June 22—26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. As we inch closer to this conference, it becomes necessary to introspect on important issues that should be raised there. The theme of this conference is Promoting Investments for Resilient Nations and Communities. This is a vast theme that merits deliberation on a lot of important factors related with DRR in Asia.

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Emergency Dengue Prevention Programme - Western Province

An Emergency Dengue Prevention Presidential Task Force has been formed in order to curb the Dengue epidemic which is on the rise mainly in Colombo and its suburbs. Accordingly a three day Dengue Prevention Programme will be conducted covering 84 Grama Niladari divisions in Colombo, said Director/Spokesperson, Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya at the weekly media conference held at the Media Center today (18th June).

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Army Distributes Hearing Aids for Jaffna Mass

Further extending its community welfare development projects, Jaffna Security Forces distributed hearing aids to Jaffna mass in collaboration with local and foreign donor agencies at the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office in Hospital Road, Jaffna recently (9th and10th June).

The two day medical camp which held marking its initial stage saw a large gathering of civilians from Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts. Over 663 persons were recognized as the neediest folk which also comprised with 59 schoolchildren.

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World + 6 others
Liaison Magazine Vol. VI 2014: Advances in Disaster Management that are Shaping the Future

In this issue:

Comfort makes better Doctors Lessons learned during the Haiti medical response that can enable other organizations

One Drop at a Time Sri Lankan hospitals find life-saving water solution

From the Ashes The city of Higashi Matsushima, Japan rebuilds after tsunami

Advancing the Agenda Urban Risk Reduction in Bangladesh

Interview with Richard Hough U.S. Agency for International Development

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Dengue Prevention Day in Wayamba

Today has been declared as a Dengue Prevention Day in the Wayamba Province. Chief Minister of the Wayamba Provincial Council, Dayasiri Jayasekera requests all officials in the province to participate in cleaning the garbage in their respective areas.

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Global Prepositioning Program Helps Families in Sri Lanka Flooding

Report
AmeriCares

When deadly floods from the summer monsoon rains forced thousands of families from their homes in western Sri Lanka in early June, emergency workers used supplies provided by AmeriCares to help survivors.

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Sri Lanka + 7 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 10 - 16 June 2014

Following flash floods and landslides caused by above average monsoon rains in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre reports 27 deaths, nine injuries and 104,000 people affected.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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