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Relief packs will be distributed from today to the people affected by the severe drought in the Anuradhapura district in North Central Province. The distribution will take place at Nochchiyagama, Thalawa, Galenbindunuwewa, Kahatagasdigiliya and Mihintale Divisional Secretary's Divisions.
A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 12 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.
A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 11 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.
Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi
GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.
BALI, INDONESIA, 11 October 2018 — UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) renewed their commitment to fighting poverty and promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Asia and the Pacific, in a memorandum of understanding signed in Bali, Indonesia today.
"Despite repeated pledges by the authorities, the military has been frustratingly slow to restore land to the rightful owners"
By Rina Chandran
BANGKOK, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty, researchers said on Tuesday.
The National Disaster Management Centre (DMC) yesterday announced that 57,015 persons belonging to 14,175 families have been affected by the prevailing adverse weather conditions in the country with nine deaths reported so far. According to the DMC, one person is reported missing and 19 injured. A total of 12,000 displaced persons belonging to 2,611 families have been housed in 28 temporary relocation centres in three districts.
The heavy rainfall experienced over the past several days has resulted in flooding being reported from a few places. According to the latest weather forecasts issued by the Met. Department, due to the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, prevailing showery condition is expected to increase over the island during tomorrow. Showers or thundershowers are expected at times in the Western, North-western, Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in Galle and Matara Districts.
The Navy has deployed 10 relief teams with 07 dinghies and 02 emergency rescue boats for relief operations. Naval personnel of the Marine Battalion, Rapid Response Rescue & Release Squadron (4RS), Special Boat Squadron and Navy divers are presently involved in relief operations.
The overall levels of organized violence and demonstrations remained relatively static, indicating a slight decrease for the South and Southeast Asian regions last week compared to previous weeks. The first week of October was marked by pre-election violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, increased targeting of civilians by suspected southern Muslim separatists in Thailand, and violent farmers’ demonstrations in North India.
On April 29, 2017, the Sri Lankan navy high command announced it would release 100 acres of land that security forces had been occupying in the Mullikulam area since 2007 to the original owners. For the displaced residents of this coastal village in Mannar on Sri Lanka’s northwest coast, the news came as a huge relief. More than one year later, however, as of August 2018, no land has been released and the people remain displaced, undergoing severe hardship living in semi-permanent shelters with limited livelihood options. Lamented Francis Croos, a village elder, “Now there is no war.
The prevailing inclement weather is expected to enhance over most of the country today, with rain measuring over 150 mm in certain places, the Meterology Department warned in a special advisory yesterday adding that the condition was caused by a low pressure system in the Arabian Sea.
The current wet weather conditions have finally brought relief to drought stricken farmers, who suffered hardship due to lack of water for cultivation.The Director of Irrigation, Water Management and Training W B Palugaswewa said that the prevailing weather conditions will be favourable for paddy cultivation in the East and the North Eastern provinces.