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22 Jan 2019 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam defines resilience as ‘the ability of women and men to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty’.

18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates

  • Over 3,000 families were displaced due to flash floods in the Northern districts of Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu. The heavy rainfall (250mm) on 21-22 December, damaged crops and disrupted the livelihoods of agriculture dependent families.

15 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.

11 Jan 2019 description

On 02 January, Kilinochchi District Government ended its mobile medical service in Kilinochchi as most of the evacuation centers have closed. St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka, which had been working jointly with AMDA since the onset of the flooding, also decided to stop its relief assistance accordingly. AMDA decided to continue relief activities for the affected people after going back to their home.

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

  • 15 percent of children under age 5 have moderately acute malnourishment, rates of which have remained stagnant over the last 10 years.

  • Sri Lanka ranks 4th of 184 countries prone to climate shocks (Global Climate Index).

  • US$ 1.05 m six months in net funding requirements (Dec 2018 – May 2019)

Operational Updates

23 Dec 2018 description

At 30 November 2018, there were 1327 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1327 in immigration detention on the mainland and in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 599 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,007 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

20 Dec 2018 description

Summary

The Asia and the Pacific region has seen tremendous development over the last 30 years. Across the region, however, conflict and violent extremism continue to threaten future development and security. Under the global development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments have committed to fight poverty and inequality, tackle climate change, and build peaceful societies.

19 Dec 2018 description

At 31 October 2018, there were 1366 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1366 in immigration detention on the mainland and no people in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 485 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,216 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

19 Dec 2018 description

At 30 September 2018, there were 1305 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1270 in immigration detention on the mainland and 35 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 444 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,481 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

10 Dec 2018 description

Human rights defenders defy repression amid some hopes in South Asia

26 Nov 2018 description

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka embarked on a new joint project today to improve women’s nutrition and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka by providing critical information and services on sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and food security over the next year.

19 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

India supports disaster management capacity building efforts in the Asia Pacific region. The country’s role throughout the region as an increasingly capable actor in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance has reinforced India’s role promoting connective partnerships throughout the region.

03 Nov 2018 description

THEMATIC PAPER

Executive summary Background and purpose

31 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

15 percent of children under five are acutely malnourished, rates of which have remained stagnant over the last ten years.

Sri Lanka ranks 4th of 184 countries prone to climate shocks (Global Climate Index).

US$ 0.69 m six months in net funding requirements (November – April 2018).

Operational Updates

30 Oct 2018 description

At 31 August 2018, there were 1303 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1227 in immigration detention on the mainland and 76 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 413 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,673 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E

26 Oct 2018 description
report ACTED

ACTED is starting a new project in Monaragala in southeast Sri Lanka to rehabilitate a reservoir which has fallen into disrepair.

Repairing the Samurdhi Reservoir

In Monaragala District, critical damage to the local dam has resulted in a reduced capacity for water stocking in the Samurdhi reservoir. Water levels are very low, threatening the livelihoods and well-being of the approximately 1,302 households depending on the dam.

23 Oct 2018 description

The overall levels of both organized violence and demonstrations significantly decreased across the South and Southeast Asian regions. The key developments last week included militant violence during the Afghan general elections, cross-border violence between Pakistan and most of it neighbours, deadly clashes between state forces and militants in India, and the reported killing of nine farmers occupying company-owned farmland in the Philippines.