Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2014
By 5 Jan 2015, an estimated 1.1 million people had been affected by floods, landslides and high winds since 19 Dec 2014 in 22 of 25 districts; 39 deaths had been reported. More than 30,000 people were staying in 230 safety centres in 17 districts. Over 6,400 houses were reportedly destroyed and an estimated 18,537 houses damaged. (OCHA, 5 Jan 2014)
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In China, New Year festivities contributed to price increases above 10 percent for vegetables but pork prices fell slightly on ample supplies.
Wheat prices in Afghanistan’s Kabul markets fell sharply in February in response to the lower demand from domestic millers and abundant supply from neighbouring countries.
The Philippines has set a target of procuring 190 000 MT of rice from January to June 2015.
• The death toll due to the ongoing floods in Sri Lanka has increased to 39, while 38 416 people remain in shelters, more than 24 500 houses have been damaged and over 1 million people have been affected, the majority of which (930 100) in Eastern province, as of 2 January (DMC-SL).
LIBYA – EC Humanitarian assistance
• On 22 December, the European Commission announced the allocation of an additional €2 million in humanitarian aid to assist the internally displaced amid the instability and violence that is currently plaguing Libya. These resources will help address most acute needs such as food, medical assistance and psychosocial support, shelter and winter items. Since May, nearly 400 000 people have been displaced.
SYRIA – Humanitarian access and assistance
TS Hagupit (local name Ruby) left the Philippines Area of Responsibility on 10 Dec. As of 14 Dec, Hagupit affected nearly 3.9 million people in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, CARAGA and NCR. Nearly 172,000 people are being assisted inside and outside 463 evacuation centers. 18 deaths were reported in regions IV-A, IV-B, VII and VIII. 916 injuries were reported.
The Government is responding to the situation, with in-country humanitarian organizations coordinating with the Government response mechanisms.