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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

12 Apr 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of April, 2018, 15052 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 31.6% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

The outbreak situation in 2017 warranted extensive and regular removal of possible mosquito breeding sites from the environment, along with strengthened patient education on management of fever which resulted in a relatively low mortality.

11 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights

  • Nature-based solutions are an increasingly effective way to reduce disaster risk while benefiting the environment and creating local jobs.

  • A new guidance note was developed to assist in the evaluation and implementation of nature-based solutions for flood risk management, and is available in English, French and Spanish.

  • The interactive web platform NatureBasedSolutions.org hosts an extensive global inventory of nature-based solution projects, enabling the comparison of possible solutions.

11 Apr 2018 description

The second phase of the 'Nallinakkapuram' Housing Complex which provides 25 new houses for one more segment of most deserving displaced families, still languishing in Jaffna-based welfare centres, was vested in the beneficiaries on Friday (30) during a simple ceremony at 'Nallinakkapuram' village in Jaffna.

Those 25 new house recipients were also provided with ownership documents during a simple ceremony held on Friday (30) at the Nallinakkapuram' village.

10 Apr 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

↗ International prices of wheat and maize rose in March for the third consecutive month and averaged more than 10 percent above their levels in December 2017. Prices were mainly supported by concerns over the impact of prolonged dryness in key-growing areas of the United States of America and Argentina, coupled with strong demand. International rice prices remained relatively stable.