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25 Aug 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amantha Perera

MANNAR, Aug 24 2016 (IPS) - As Sri Lanka readies to begin the grim task of searching for thousands of war missing, those doing the tracing on the ground say that they still face intimidation and threats while doing their work.

The government will set up the Office for Missing Persons (OMP) by October following its ratification in parliament earlier this month. The office, the first of its kind, is expected to coordinate a nationwide tracing programme.

24 Aug 2016 description

Under the direct supervision of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Army troops together with ex-LTTE combatants and beneficiaries are presently engage in construction work of new houses in Keeramalai area to resettle 971 displaced families who are presently accommodated in 31 relief centers in Jaffna peninsula.

24 Aug 2016 description

Sri Lanka Army's Mine Detection Dog (MDD) Alvin and handler, Lance Corporal G.N.W.M Nawarathne of 7 Field Engineer Regiment, Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) has been selected by the US-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) as the MLI's 'Team of the Year - 2016' to receive the MDD Award of the Year - 2016 during the 'Clearing the Path' gala celebration on 26 October 2016 in Washington, DC.

23 Aug 2016 description

Food security concerns for large numbers of people in several Asian countries following severe localized monsoon floods

Highlights:

22 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk." - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

22 Aug 2016 description

The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.

19 Aug 2016 description

Dear Reader,

In January this year, the ICRC shared with government authorities a comprehensive report with the findings of an assessment on the needs of families of missing people, together with recommendations on how to address these needs. The ICRC intends to make available soon, a public version of the report. The assessment was carried out between October 2014 and November 2015 in all districts of Sri Lanka, and involved individual interviews and focus group discussions with 395 families, including those of missing soldiers and policemen.

19 Aug 2016 description

IDPs in the welfare centers will be resettled soon.There are 31 Welfare Centers in Jaffna District with 936 families and one Welfare Centre in Poonthoddam, Vavuniya with 97 families.

18 Aug 2016 description

General inflation in the region in June was estimated at 3.9 percent, and food inflation was 4.9 percent.

  • Sri Lanka recorded the highest monthly food price increase in the Asia-Pacific region in June, with a rise of 4.3 percent compared to May.

  • Afghanistan reported higher prices for wheat flour (high and low quality) and rice (low quality) compared to a month and a year ago.

17 Aug 2016 description

Highlight

  • WFP and the Government of Sri Lanka signed a Letter of Understanding to provide food assistance to victims of Cyclone Roanu through cash-based transfers using the Devineguma Community Based Banking Network.

  • Current funding is sufficient to secure food for 18,968 victims of Cyclone Roanu.

Operational Updates

17 Aug 2016 description

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Wednesday 8/17/2016 - 03:34 GMT | 322 words

Australia has returned home six Sri Lankans which it said were onboard a "people smuggling boat" after intercepting it at sea, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Wednesday.

Under 'Operation Sovereign Borders' asylum-seekers trying to reach Australia by boat are either sent back to where they departed from or transferred to remote Pacific island camps.

16 Aug 2016 description
  • En el momento en el que más grandes crisis humanas se registran desde la II Guerra Mundial, el número de ataques a profesionales humanitarios sigue siendo inaceptable: 127 profesionales humanitarios han perdido la vida en el primer semestre de 2016, entre ellos un trabajador de Acción contra el Hambre en Juba

  • Sudán del Sur, República Centroafricana y Afganistán se encuentran entre los países más peligrosos para la ayuda humanitaria

10 Aug 2016 description
report World Bank

Executive Summary

The objective of the report is to raise awareness of the fiscal impacts that natural disasters have on the budget of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL). It is envisioned to be used as a planning tool for the potential development of a comprehensive disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) strategy that would equip the Ministry of Finance (MoF) with additional instruments to manage the contingent liability posed by disasters.

10 Aug 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Alors que des soldats de la paix, des fonctionnaires de police, des entrepreneurs du secteur privé et d’autres membres de la communauté internationale étaient déployés en Bosnie-Herzégovine et au Kosovo sous administration des Nations Unies (résolution 1244 du Conseil de sécurité) pendant les guerres qui ont sévi dans les Balkans occidentaux de 1992 à 1999, la prostitution, qui était un commerce local à petite échelle entre les mains de réseaux criminels organisés, est devenue une industrie florissante.

10 Aug 2016 description

Introduction

There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

09 Aug 2016 description

A group of 75- Sri Lankans who left for India as refugees during the war will return to the country today (9th Aug.) from Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, and Madras.

The group includes 43 males and 32 females belonging to 28 families, who lived in Mannar, Jaffna, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Trincomalee, and Mulativu districts.

The Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, following the instructions of the Minister D.M.Swaminathan has already arranged the necessary transportation facilities for the group.

09 Aug 2016 description
report GlobalMedic

August 9, 2016