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20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adaptation strategies to build a more climate-resilient South Asia.

Last summer’s monsoon hit South Asia particularly hard and left nearly 1,400 people dead and displaced millions of others.

In the last sixty years, such weather extremes have become more common in the subcontinent and, without urgent action to limit carbon emissions, their impact on communities will likely get worse.

20 Apr 2018 description

20/04/2018 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Red Cross Society joined hands with Kegalle RDHS Office to create a ” Dengue Free Kegalle ” under Dengue Prevention Programme.

During February 2018, there was a discussion at Kegalle regarding this matter and as a result of it some items were needed to enhance the Dengue Prevention Programme in Kegalle.

As a result of it, items worth of Rs 2.5 million were handed over to RDHS office by Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.

20 Apr 2018 description

Dengue update

For the  year 2017, 186101 and in the month of April, 2018, 15703 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island.  Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 31.2% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

18 Apr 2018 description

With the latest release of lands in Thelippalai recently, 50 percent of those currently in IDP centres would be able to return to their rightful lands, Commander, Security Force–Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi said. The Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government’s policy of returning lands held by the military to its rightful owners, released another 683 acres of land to 964 families (3309 members), at a ceremony presided over by Army Commander Lt.General Mahesh Senanayake at Mailadi on April 13.

13 Apr 2018 description

Colombo – USAID and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week handed over new transitional homes to 120 families affected by the May 2017 floods and landslides in the Rathnapura district of Sri Lanka.

The homes, which were built by IOM in Dombagammana village over the past three months, will house some 445 people, including 194 children. The families either lost their homes to floods and landslides or were unable to return home due to the ongoing risk of landslides.

13 Apr 2018 description

Dengue update

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of April, 2018, 15220 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.

Approximately 31.5% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

12 Apr 2018 description
report ACTED

Mobile clinics through the eyes of Nishan, Sarithna, Jeya and Husejin*, resource persons for ACTED’s clinics