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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.

10 Jan 2019 description

The Red Cross Red Crescent across the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East have been helping people prepare for and cope with damaging extreme seasonal-weather – ranging from extreme cold and snow to storms and flash floods.

Most recently the ICRC in Lebanon yesterday tweeted that Storm Norma had left almost 600 Syrian refugee families in Aarsal, in the north-east of the country, one of the worst affected areas, without bread or fuel for heating.

06 Jan 2019 description
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January 6th, 2019 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has completed a project to establish a residential village for 800 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sri Lanka.

At a total cost of $486,619 (nearly QR 1.8), donated by a Qatari benevolent person who requested anonymity, the new village is located in Riditenna, Valaichchenai Province, eastern Sri Lanka.

28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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.

24 Dec 2018 description

INDONESIA

On 22 December 2018, at 21:27 local time, a tsunami hit coastal areas along the Sunda Strait in Indonesia. The tsunami is suspected to have been caused by an underwater landslide following eruptions of the Anak Krakatau volcano located in the Sunda Strait. The tsunami impacted Pandeglang and Serang districts in Banten Province and South Lampung and Tanggamus districts in Lampung Province.

281 people dead

05 Dec 2018 description
report Germanwatch

Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

03 Dec 2018 description

Eight years on from the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka, the country is grappling with the legacy of massive human rights abuses committed during the war. As it does so, sexual violence against men and boys has only recently been recognised as among the violations that took place.

However, the issue remains little understood and responses have so far been even less adequate than for other serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by all parties to the conflict.

14 Nov 2018 description

Abstract

This report examines the query:

  • What outcomes do school feeding interventions aim to achieve in humanitarian response, and what evidence is there that they have achieved them?

  • What is the evidence of the added value (or not) of school feeding when combined/ compared with other social protection programmes e.g. cash transfers?

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.

12 Nov 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

On 29 October, Typhoon Yutu (locally named ‘Rosita’) made landfall in Isabela Province. As of 9 November, there were 11 confirmed dead and over 2,500 houses destroyed. Although this storm was not as strong as was initially feared, it affected many of the same communities which were affected by Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named ‘Ompong’) in September. There were nearly 1,100 Baranguays affected by both storms which caused repeated displacement across six different provinces.

2,500 houses destroyed

08 Nov 2018 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has extended a total sum of US$ 625,000 (Approximately Rs. 97 million) in grant aid for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP).

03 Nov 2018 description

THEMATIC PAPER

Executive summary Background and purpose

09 Oct 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

On April 29, 2017, the Sri Lankan navy high command announced it would release 100 acres of land that security forces had been occupying in the Mullikulam area since 2007 to the original owners. For the displaced residents of this coastal village in Mannar on Sri Lanka’s northwest coast, the news came as a huge relief. More than one year later, however, as of August 2018, no land has been released and the people remain displaced, undergoing severe hardship living in semi-permanent shelters with limited livelihood options. Lamented Francis Croos, a village elder, “Now there is no war.

03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

02 Oct 2018 description
report BioMed Central

By Rachel Burnsr, Kolitha Wickramage, Anwar Musah, Chesmal Siriwardhana^ and Francesco Checchi

^Deceased

Conflict and Health201812:41| https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0176-7 | © The Author(s). 2018

Received: 11 June 2018 Accepted: 7 September 2018 Published: 1 October 2018

Background

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

12 Sep 2018 description

Exclusion at the heart of today’s migration and displacement – new key trends survey