Heavy rains have caused additional mudflows on 20 May in Nurobod District, affecting more than 55 households.
Government assessment results for Rudaki District indicate the disaster destroyed or damaged at least 119 houses. As of 23 May, total number of houses destroyed of damaged for Panjekent and Rudaki districts stands at 140.
Total number of people affected, as well as houses destroyed/damaged has been reduced as Government finalized damage and needs assessment processes.
Colombo, 26 May 2016 – In response to a series of floods and landslides which swept across Sri Lanka between 14th and 22nd May, the European Commission is providing 200 000 EUR (32.8 million LKR) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations. This aid will directly benefit 20 000 individuals who have been heavily impacted in five of the worst-hit districts in the country’s West, namely Colombo, home to the Sri Lankan capital, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kegalle and Kurunegala.
DIAVATA, Greece - Like thousands of other young refugees in Europe, Jamal Muafak set out on his own for a journey he was confident would take him to Germany.
The 16-year-old Syrian made it as far as northern Greece before migration restrictions were imposed along the so-called Balkan route, interrupting his plan “to join my two uncles in Berlin”.
(Baghdad, 25 May 2016): Humanitarian agencies on the ground in Iraq are warning that civilians in Fallujah in Iraq are at extreme risk. “We are receiving distressing reports of civilians trapped inside Fallujah who are desperate to escape to safety, but can’t,” said Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “Parties to the conflict are obliged to uphold international humanitarian law and do everything possible to protect civilians and ensure they receive lifesaving assistance.”
By Caritas Internationalis
The president and secretary general of Caritas Burundi are travelling to Tanzania to show solidarity with Burundian refugees who have fled there.
Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.
Abbé Jean Bosco Nintunze, the secretary general of Caritas Burundi, says a delegation will visit the refugee camps of Nyarugusu and Nduta as guests of Caritas Kigoma.
The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.
ARCS has optimally distributed relief items among affected population from natural and man-made disasters in Oruzgan, Kondoz, Badakhshan, Ghor, Takhar and Kandahar
The relief items were partially donated by UAE Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
ARCS Disaster Management Department has submitted its survey teams’ reports to ARCS authorities; subsequently, the Emergency Operation Center was tasked to supply them accordingly.
The Borno PSWG Rapid Protection Assessment Report compiles information from both data collection in IDP sites around Maiduguri (Part I) as well as in recently liberated satellite camps of Damboa and Dikwa (Part II).
The assessment of displacement sites around Maiduguri Metropolis (MMC, Jere, Konduga) was conducted in order to obtain a full picture of protection issues and severity in all sites around Maiduguri in order to prioritize the most pressing issues and severe sites, for targeted rapid interventions.
- Rapid assessments in northeastern Nigeria indicate urgent humanitarian needs
- More than 20,000 newly displaced people registered in Cameroon’s Far North Region between February and April
- ERC Stephen O’Brien calls for increased assistance for Lake Chad Basin response
In Nepal, since August 2015 and with the International Organization for Migrations (IOM)’s support, ACTED has assumed a major coordination role for the improvement of living conditions in displacement sites.
In the aftermath of earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015, half a million people lost their shelters and many did not have any option but to establish into camps. Since then, they have been living in basic shelters, with little access to WASH facilities, foodstuffs and economic opportunities.
Following the devastation brought about by Tropical Cyclone Winston, initial reports from the Fiji Government in early March indicated that more than 54,000 evacuees had taken refuge from TC Winston and in its aftermath in more than 700 evacuation centres, many of which were schools. By 26 March 2016, official government figures recorded 361 evacuees in 26 evacuation centres.
Assesment and Monitoring
The findings of Round One of the Evacuation Tracking & Monitoring (ETM) have now been released. Please see overleaf for further information, with the full report available at: http://goo.gl/ZUttZ1 IOM currently has a team in Vanua Levu conducting scoping visits for Round Two of the ETM.
Distribution In Progress
May 25th, 2016
AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #11: Kumamoto Earthquake (Japan)
May 25, 2016, Colombo: Today the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a 3.6 million Swiss Franc emergency appeal (USD 3.65, Euros 3.26) to help the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society deliver relief and recovery assistance to 40,000 people following what many consider to be Sri Lanka’s worst floods in 25 years.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster