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24 Nov 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background of the Mission

At the Global Meeting of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), September 2010, the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka expressed interest in enhancing national search and rescue capacity. At the beginning of 2011, Sri Lanka suffered the heaviest rains in almost 100 years, increasing awareness of the importance of preparedness, early warning and national response capacity and reiterating lessons learnt from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

22 Nov 2011 description

This report indicates the UN and NGO partner response to continuing humanitarian needs and early recovery concerns, in support to the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to rebuild the former conflict-affected regions. Activities show progress towards the sectoral priorities and goals described in the 2011 joint plan for assistance.

03 Nov 2011 description

OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) is a global, real-time database that records all reported international humanitarian aid, including that for UN Agencies, NGOs, the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement, bilateral aid, in-kind aid, and private donations.
FTS features a special focus on Consolidated Appeals and Flash Appeals because they cover the major humanitarian crisis and because their funding requirements are well defined - which allows FTS to indicate to what extent populations in crisis receive humanitarian aid in proportion to needs.

03 Nov 2011 description

A SNAPSHOT OF EVENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

Between May and September 2011, a number of disasters including floods and storms continued to devastate Asia and the Pacific region.

Floods occurred in China from June onwards, affecting over 36 million people and killing at least 355 people. Despite direct economic losses of nearly US$6.5 billion, no international assistance was requested.

01 Nov 2011 description

Qu’est-ce que le Fonds central d’intervention pour les urgences humanitaires?

Le Fonds central d’intervention pour les urgences humanitaires (CERF) est un fonds humanitaire établi par l’Assemblée générale en 2006 pour faire en sorte qu’une aide humanitaire fiable parvienne plus rapidement aux personnes touchées par les catastrophes naturelles et les conflits armés. Le CERF est alimenté tous les ans par les contributions des gouvernements et du secteur privé et constitue ainsi un fonds commun de réserve en appui à l’action humanitaire.

30 Sep 2011 description

This report indicates the UN and NGO partner response to continuing humanitarian needs and early recovery concerns, in support to the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to rebuild the former conflict-affected regions. Activities show progress towards the sectoral priorities and goals described in the 2011 joint plan for assistance.

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

27 Sep 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

 By end August 2011, the total population returned to the Northern Province stood at 381,525 people (111,915 families) – this figure includes 213,041 people (66,682 families) displaced after April 2008 and 168,484 persons (47,104 families) displaced before April 20081.

01 Aug 2011 description

(1 August 2011) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has set aside some US$60 million for underfunded humanitarian operations in ten countries across the globe where people are suffering the effects of hunger, malnutrition, disease, or conflict.

31 Jul 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

• By end July, the total population returned to the Northern Province stood at 372,138 people (110,252 families) – this figure includes 209,054 people (65,436 families) displaced after April 2008 and 163,084 persons (45,741 families) displaced before April 2008

20 Jul 2011 description

INTRODUCTION

Humanitarian country teams in each crisis with a consolidated appeal (or comparable concerted action plan) have completed their mid-year reviews, compiling information on outputs to date compared to the targets stated in their plans for 2011, analyzing key humanitarian indicators and trends, re-calibrating their strategies and re-validating the detailed operational plans and funding requests. This document summarizes trends, innovations, and (in the second part) each country’s mid-year review.

24 Jun 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

  • Between 1‐31 May 2011, 171 people (58 families) arrived from Menik Farm and Kodikamam Ramavil camps in their areas of origin in Mullaitivu District (Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat Division) and Kilinochchi District (Karachchi Divisional Secretariat Division). Approximately 2,130 IDPs (620 families) living with host families also returned to their homes in Maritimepattu and Oddusuddan Divisional Secretariat Divisions (DSD), in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Districts respectively.