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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday ordered to speed up post-disaster relief activities and complete compensation payment to people affected by floods and landslides by November.

The Prime Minister made this instruction chairing a progress review meeting in South, which was attended by the public officials in Galle, Matara, Ratnapura and Kalutara, the four districts worst affected by the torrential rains lashed in May and June.

13 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 158854 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.18% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

11 Oct 2017 description

Forty-five-year-old P.W.R. Palipana’s dreams crumbled before his eyes just like the bicycle he was riding when a lorry collided with him on his way home from work in the central hills of Sri Lanka.

A mason by profession and the sole breadwinner of a family of five, he agonized about his lost leg, livelihood and mobility. That was in 2007.

11 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 28 septembre 2017 — Les programmes d’aide alimentaire et de coupons d’alimentation représentent un soutien vital pour les 1,5 milliard d’individus pauvres et vulnérables dans le monde. Selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale, une bonne compréhension du fonctionnement de ces programmes et de leurs liens avec les systèmes de protection sociale permet d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire et d’aider les pauvres.

10 Oct 2017 description
report Shelter Cluster


This document provides an overview of responses to the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) online survey, conducted in preparation for the annual GSC Meeting. Findings are based on a total of 106 responses, as of 26 September 2017.

Participant profile

10 Oct 2017 description

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

09 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Sri Lanka has been facing an unprecedented outbreak of Dengue fever. Sri Lanka is a tropical country with two monsoon seasons. With each monsoon rain brings in, two peaks of Dengue fever characterize the Dengue pattern of Sri Lanka, making it an endemic disease. However, 2017 started with exceptionally high number of Dengue cases which shot up to an outbreak by May-June 2017, creating the largest Dengue outbreak experienced by the country for last three decades.

07 Oct 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 157133 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.40% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

05 Oct 2017 description

By Amantha Perera

PERIYAKULAM, Sri Lanka, Oct 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At 52 years old, with two grown children, Newton Gunathileka thought he should be working less by this point. Instead he has never worked so hard – and earned so little.

Gunathileka, from the Sri Lankan village of Periyakulam, in the North Western Puttalam District, is among hundreds of thousands of rural Sri Lankans who have borne the brunt of the worst drought in four decades.