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28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over 340,000 people are severely affected by torrential rains, induced floods and landslides in 22 districts of Sri Lanka. WFP is planning an emergency operation (EMOP) to provide immediate cash assistance for 10,000 severely food insecure vulnerable households in four districts.

  • Due to limited funding, there is an expected shortfall in the supply of Super Cereal Plus to Northern and Uva province, limiting programme implementation.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Fund for Peace

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

27 Jun 2016 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-second session
Agenda item 2

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

22 Jun 2016 description

Working Paper 31

Richard Mallett, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Rachel Slater and Georgina Sturge

This paper shows findings from a cross-country panel survey which took place in five conflict-affected countries: DRC, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. The aim of the survey was to explore people’s experiences, perceptions and expectations of the state and local governance actors with regards to basic service delivery, social protection and livelihoods in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

22 Jun 2016 description

AUTHORS

Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett, Dyan Mazurana

The briefing paper explores the relationship between service delivery, peace-building, and state legitimacy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda. It finds that the level of access people have to basic services does not tend to be related to how legitimate they perceive their government to be. However, the more problems people encounter with services, the worse they think of their governments.

22 Jun 2016 description

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE

Colombo, 22 June 2016 – The European Commission is providing a further € 500 000 (LKR 81 640 000) in humanitarian funding to Sri Lanka to bring emergency assistance to communities affected by Tropical Storm Roanu, which wreaked havoc across large parts of the country last month.

22 Jun 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • As of 21 June 2016, 280,444 people are affected by flooding and landslides according to the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre (DMC). 96 deaths have been confirmed, with 4877 people displaced and staying in 65 safe locations. The safe locations are in Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle, Nuwara-Eliya, Kandy and Matale districts.

  • 99 people remain missing due to a landslide in Aranayake, Kegalle District which devastated 3 villages.

21 Jun 2016 description

Kushan Kirana Ayung, Chairman of the Lion Air and the Sangha Theravada Indonesia, together with Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayake thero has made some financial donations to assist the people affected by the recent floods and landslides.

The donations worth Rs.2.5 million and Rs.500,000 were received by President Maithripala Sirisena today (21st June) at the Presidential Secretariat.

21 Jun 2016 description

On Monday, the National Police Headquarter informed Hungarian news agency MTI that between Friday and Sunday 442 people crossing the border illegally were apprehended in Hungary, proceedings for people smuggling were launched in four cases.

According to the statistics published on the Police’s website, on Friday 201, on Saturday 84 and on Sunday 157 were apprehended.

18 Jun 2016 description

Lhoknga, Indonesia | Saturday 6/18/2016 - 07:06 GMT

Dozens of Sri Lankan migrants stranded on a boat off Indonesia were allowed to come ashore Saturday after a tense stand-off, but local authorities insist they will still be towed back to sea.

The 44 migrants, who include many women and children, were allowed to disembark in Aceh province and take refuge in tents, a week after their Indian-flagged vessel broke down en route to Australia.