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20 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

77th Working Group

This submission relates to Articles 28 and 38 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and focuses on the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict.

In its 2010 Concluding Observations under the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, this Committee called upon Sri Lanka to:

20 Oct 2017 description

During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 161494 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 42.88% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

19 Oct 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

The State of Conflict and Violence in Asia: Five Surprising Takeaways

18 Oct 2017 description

2nd Global Consultation on Migrant Health: Resetting the Agenda
Jointly Organized by IOM, WHO and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
21-23 February 2017 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

Introduction

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