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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


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.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

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

31 Dec 2018 description

Monetary provisions to provide relief for the victims of the inclement weather can be released without any shortage, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.He stated this during his visit to observe the current situation of the flood victims in Kilinochchi yesterday (28).

30 Dec 2018 description

Kilinochchi District Secretary Suntharam Arumainayaham said that all the District Secretaries, have taken immediate steps to help the victims of floods in accordance with the guidance given by President Maithripala Sirisena. He pointed out that facilities have been provided already to all the persons sheltered in welfare centres.

28 Dec 2018 description
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Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

28 Dec 2018 description

Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons and Co-operative Development Rishad Bathiudeen has given instructions to provide immediate relief to the flood victims in the Northern Province.The Minister has instructed relevant officials to provide this relief through the state-owned wholesale network Lanka Sathosa, which is under the purview of the Minister.

28 Dec 2018 description

On the directives of Office of the Chief of Defence Staff and the information provided by the Disaster Management Centre, Sri Lanka Navy is extending their relief operations for the victims affected by the adverse weather condition prevailed in Kilinochchi and Mulativu districts in the Northern Province. As at now, relief teams have been deployed in many areas including Thondamanaru, Mankulam and Kottaadi.

27 Dec 2018 description

According to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre, continual torrential rains caused by low air pressure since 21st have led to flooding in the north provinces of Sri Lanka. As of 26th Dec., two deaths have been confirmed, 8,683 people from 2,680 households have been forced to evacuate, and a total of 87,693 people from 27,879 households have been affected by this disaster.

27 Dec 2018 description

A survey conducted by the Presidential Task Force on Dengue and the National Dengue Eradication Unit has revealed that there is a high risk of dengue spreading in the Western Province.The National Dengue Control Unit states that this program was carried out with the objective of preventing the dengue epidemic in the Western Province. The survey program has been conducted on December 13 and 14.

26 Dec 2018 description
  • According to media reports incessant rains over the past few days along with heavy winds have resulted in flash floods in northern Sri Lanka affecting 74 793 people (23 265 families).

  • Over 11 000 people were evacuated to safe locations as their homes were inundated due to continuous rains. The military and police were involved in rescue operations.

26 Dec 2018 description

Over 75,000 people belonging to 22,823 have been affected by flash floods and heavy winds in the Northern Province after days of heavy rains. Out of those affected, over 11,000 people were evacuated to 35 safe locations as their homes were inundated due to continuous rains.