Sri Lanka: Floods - May 2003
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- Plan: Floods ravage Sri Lanka. 22 May 2003
- IFRC: Sri Lanka: Flooding and Landslides - Information Bulletin n° 2. 19 May 2003
- OCHA: Sri Lanka - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 4. 26 May 2003
- ADB: ADB grants emergency assistance for flood-affected districts in southern Sri Lanka. 9 Jul 2004
- Sewalanka: Sri Lanka: After the floods the work continues. 30 Sep 2004
Deniyaya is one of the most ethnically diverse and one of the poorest areas in Matara District in the south. Severe floods and landslides in May 2003 exacerbated the poverty, damaging roads, bridges and water-supply systems.
Sewalanka Foundation continues to rebuild lives affected by the May 2003 monsoon rains in Southern Sri Lankan; that left over 100 people dead and approximately 175,000 people destitute.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
Appeal No. 13/03; Interim Final Report; Period covered: 30 August to December, 2003; Final appeal coverage: 100.4%. ().
Launched on 20 May 2003 for CHF 1,212,000 (USD 936,655or EUR 780,993) for 3 months to assist 125,000 beneficiaries.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (9 July 2004) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide emergency assistance amounting to US$12.5 million to help rehabilitate transport infrastructure damaged during severe flooding in southern Sri Lanka in May 2003.
The assistance will restore roads and bridges to pre-flood conditions in five of the worst-hit districts in the south - Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Matara, and Ratnapura.
It will repair 450 km of the national, provincial, and local road network, plus bridges damaged by the flood, including ADB-financed road and bridge improvements that have …
Manila (dpa) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Friday it has approved a 12.5-million-dollar emergency assistance grant to Sri Lanka to help rehabilitate roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding last year.
The Manila-based ADB said the money would be used to rehabilitate a total of 450 kilometres of roads and bridges damaged by floods in the southern districts of Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Matara and Ratnapura.
"This assistance will answer the urgent rehabilitation needs and help restore normalcy in the project areas,'' said Robert Rinker, portfolio management …
The Federation's mission is to improve
the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It
is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers
are active in over 181 countries.
Appeal No. 13/03; Interim Final Report; Period covered: 30 August to December, 2003; Final appeal coverage: 100.4%. (Click here to go directly to the interim financial statement).
USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program has the goal of generating greater support for a negotiated settlement that ends the conflict in Sri Lanka. To accomplish this, OTI has three objectives:
- demonstrate tangible benefits of peace;
- increase the amount and exchange of
information and diverse points of view on peace issues among various levels
of society and communities; and,
In late May, Southern Sri Lanka was inundated by floods. It was the country's first major flood disaster in 50 years. There were more then 235 deaths and over 108,000 families affected by the floods.
Appeal launched on 20 May 2003 for CHF
1,212,000 (USD 934,598 or EUR 801,424) for 3 months for 125,000 beneficiaries;
budget increased to CHF 2,632,584 to assist some 700,000 beneficiaries
for 6 months, i.e. 20 November 2003.
Period covered: 13 June to 27 August2003
Appeal Target: US$ 178,041
When floods threatened the livelihood of villagers and affected their ready source of clean water, a four-member Singaporean team made up of volunteers from the Singapore International Foundation (SIF), under its Humanitarian Relief Programme responded to the call for assistance in Matara District, one of the five badly affected areas, in Sri Lanka.
USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program supports and reinforces high impact social, economic and political initiatives for peace-building in Sri Lanka. In support of this goal, OTI has three main objectives. They are to: deliver visible, strategic peace dividends; reduce the negative influence of spoilers of the peace process; build mutual respect and trust among diverse groups.
Appeal Target: CHF 3,400,000 (USD 2,446,214 or EUR 2,336,657)
Period covered: May to June, 2003
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal coverage: 31.7 %; See attached Contributions List for details1.
Outstanding needs: CHF 2,321,238
Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: N/A
by Ranjit J. Perera in Katuwana
On June 23rd, 26 tons of secondhand clothing from two Japanese NGOs, Japan Relief Clothing Center and PAULA, arrived at the Port of Colombo. AMDA PBP(Peace Building Project Through Health*)Office in Sri Lanka has agreed to take charge of 2.5 tons of clothing out of the entire shipment On July 2nd, Mr. Tatsuro Yamane, AMDA coordinator, and other staff members of AMDA PBP Office opened boxes and sorted out clothing with the help from the volunteers of St. John Ambulance, AMDA's sister organization. Dr.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9, 2003 (Tuesday) -- MERCY Malaysia continues to provide medical and humanitarian aid for Sri Lanka flood victims. The three months project is expected to commence in August this year.
COLOMBO, June 19 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has appealed for $27 million in foreign aid to rebuild parts of the south of the island hit by severe floods last month, a government minister said on Thursday.
The worst rains in half a century led to landslides and floods that killed more than 250 people and drove over 100,000 people from their homes.
Energy Minister Karu Jayasuriya told reporters they were still estimating the cost of rebuilding damaged houses, schools and other infrastructure that could run into billions of rupees (tens of millions of dollars).
The worst-hit area was …