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23 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 171453 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 42.11% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Nov 2017 description

Sri Lanka was once again affected by severe floods and landslides, in May 2017. While the spread of disaster situation was confined only to 15 districts compared to the 24 districts in the previous year, increased incidents of landslides and deaths in 2017 made the situation equally challenging.

19 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 170075 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.23% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

17 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 169782 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.25% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

16 Nov 2017 description

During the last 11 month of the year 2017, 169496 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.28% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

This situation warrants regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment. It is also important to seek medical attention in the event of fever by day three of the illness.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:07

15 Nov 2017 description

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.

15 Nov 2017 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

15 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Promises to UN Human Rights Council Go Unmet

(Geneva) – Countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council should press Sri Lanka for a time-bound action plan on reforms during its third Universal Periodic Review, which begins November 15, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Successive Sri Lankan governments, including under President Maithripala Sirisena, have failed to ensure accountability for serious rights violations and other important commitments.

15 Nov 2017 description

Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi provided assistance to conduct a cleanup prgramme at the Kariyalanagapadduvan Tamil Mixed School in Kilinochchi on Monday (06th November). This initiative was taken as part of the anti- Dengue programme conducted by the troops in the region. With the wake of the monsoons the deadly disease has seen a rise and taking the lead, troops under Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) launched this self-help cleanup programme to rid the school of mosquito breeding places.