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25 Jul 2013 description

About this report

Lessons drawn from evaluations can improve understanding of what constitutes good development, and what works and what does not, for both CIDA staff and partners who design and implement international development projects. Incorporating these lessons into our operations will also give Canadian taxpayers better value for their tax dollars.

01 Feb 2013 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW & HIGHLIGHTS

Returns and displacement

By the end of December 2012, 467,533 people (140,725 families) had returned to the Northern Province. This figure includes 267,865 people (80,292 families) displaced after April 2008 and 199,668 people (55,273 families) displaced before April 2008 1 .

22 Jan 2013 description

NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2012

After an intense year of natural disasters in 2011, countries in the Asia-Pacific region welcomed a reduction in the number of events in 2012. OCHA and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters recorded 93 natural disaster events in 2012, in which over 3,200 people were killed and more than 75 million people were affected. China and the Philippines experienced the most disasters in 2012.

11 Jan 2013 description
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Gender and urban poverty in South Asia - English version

Executive Summary

10 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

  1. At its 33rd meeting, on 31 May 2012, the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict examined the fourth report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Sri Lanka (S/2011/793), covering the period from 1 February 2009 to 30 June 2011, which was introduced by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. A representative of the Government of Sri Lanka to the United Nations also addressed the Working Group.

03 Jan 2013 description

Typhoon Bopha hits Philippines banana harvest hard

About one quarter of the banana crop in the Philippines, a major food export for that country, has been destroyed by Typhoon Bopha, according to early damage assessments. Furthermore, banana growers fear the storm may have served to spread “Panama Disease,” which has been described by some researchers as “one of the most destructive plant diseases in modern times.”

01 Jan 2013 description

The government has taken immediate measures to repair the roads and tanks damaged by the landslides and floods brought on by the adverse weather the country experienced during the last two weeks while the relief measures continued for the people affected by the floods.

Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the government continues to grant relief measure to all people displaced by the extreme weather despite the opposition's accusation that the government is not providing sufficient aid to the affected by the floods and landslides.

01 Jan 2013 description

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday assured to provide alternate land to the people living in landslides-prone areas.

During a visit to the Rattota electorate in Matale district, the President told the residents that the government would acquire the disaster-prone lands and provide them suitable alternate lands.

He was visiting the area on Saturday (29) to inspect the damage caused by floods and landslides and to inquire the well-being of the affected families who have been sheltered in 14 welfare camps.

31 Dec 2012 description

Geneva (31 December 2012) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, expressed today serious concern about the impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the recent attacks against lawyers who have been fighting for the independence of the judiciary in Sri Lanka.

According to information received by the independent expert, attacks and threats against members of the judiciary and lawyers, as well as interference in their work, have dramatically increased over the past few months.

31 Dec 2012 description
  1. Philippines - TC Bopha (Pablo) struck the southern Philippines about 4 weeks ago. Nearly 974,000 people remain displaced, of whom almost 14,000 are in 87 evacuation centers. The rest are staying outside of the centers. As of 25 Dec, 1,067 people are reported as dead and another 834 are missing. A large international response is underway, in support of the government. Emergency Shelter remains the highest priority need.
    Source: OCHA

31 Dec 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amantha Perera

UDAWALAWE, Sri Lanka, Dec 30 2012 (IPS) - Wild elephants are usually the primary attraction in the remote shrub jungles of Udawalawe, about 180 kilometres southeast of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. But this Christmas season, the massive Udawalawe dam stole the limelight from the lumbering beasts.

By the end of December, heavy rains had brought water levels in the Udawalawe reservoir close to spilling point, forcing irrigation engineers to open the sluice gates.

31 Dec 2012 description

In May 2010, pre-monsoon rains that were intensified by Cyclone Laila saw thunder storms and high winds, accompanied by floods and landslides, sweep through 14 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts. The extreme weather caused severe distress to over half a million people and billions of rupees in damages to public and private assets. This report is a record of this unanticipated natural disaster and is also a guide to future post disaster assessments and highlights the importance of investment in disaster risk reduction.

30 Dec 2012 description

The government has taken immediate measures to repair the roads and tanks damaged by the landslides and floods brought on by the adverse weather the country experienced during the last two weeks while the relief measures continued for the people affected by the floods.

Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the government continues to grant relief measure to all people displaced by the extreme weather despite the opposition's accusation that the government is not providing sufficient aid to the affected by the floods and landslides.