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25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

30 Nov 2017 description

Summary of major changes (from initial emergency plan of action):

• The appeal budget has been reduced from CHF 3,622,689 to CHF 1,604,185, to match the total income.

• Permanent shelter components which was 40 per cent of the initial budget was removed due to lack of funding and proposed Government plan to provide housing to landslide affected people. • Livelihood assistance for households to restart/diversify income sources has been increased from 600 to 690 families.

30 Nov 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,604,185 Swiss francs (decreased from 3,622,689 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 67,500 people (increased from 40,000 people) for 22 months. The budget has been revised to match the total income and hence there is no funding gap for the revised operation.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

23 Aug 2017 description
report ACTED

After the change of government in 2015, which has paved the way for a more conducive environment for rule of law and human rights, ACTED worked with media, lawyers and civil society organisations (CSOs) to enhance effective governance and respect of fundamental rights and freedoms. ACTED also continues to strengthen civil society organisations to ensure that they effectively participate in development processes and advocate for the needs of their communities.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

On 15 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu struck Sri Lanka, causing severe flooding and numerous landslides, the destruction of houses and loss of productive assets. This report reflects the views and voices of children affected by the disaster, collected by means of a consultation conducted in December 2016 with 878 children in 16 divisions of the country.

05 Jul 2017 description

Operation summary Sri Lanka was hit by a severe Tropical Cyclone Roanu, that affected 22 districts out 25 districts in the country, destroying homes and submerging entire villages, triggering floods and a series of landslides that affected thousands of lives and livelihoods, and caused widespread property damage. Initial reports indicated 22 out of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts were reported to be affected, among them Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Puttalam and Ratnapura.

31 May 2017 description


1.1 Overview of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) 2016 and 2017

29 May 2017 description

Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Thigamparam yesterday (28th May) vested 25 houses built at Brunswick Estate in Maskeliya.

The houses were given to 25 families affected by the landslide last year.

17 Mar 2017 description
report ACTED

In May 2016, severe floods hit Sri Lanka, causing spilling of toilet waste in the streets of urban areas, especially in Colombo and Gampaha districts, on the west side of the island, which were particularly affected owing to the overflowing of the Kelani river that goes through these areas. In response, ACTED, with support from UNICEF, installed septic tanks in over 400 affected households to enable safe excreta disposal.

Septic tanks for improved sanitation

23 Jan 2017 description

23/01/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Colombo Branch today took steps to distribute cash grants to flood affected people (2016) within the Homagama Divisional Secretariat area. These cash grants are aimed at providing livelihood support to these people. SLRCS has provided these cash grants with the support from Oxfam Sri Lanka. 15,000 rupees were provided to 200 families in the initial stage.

31 Dec 2016 description

Due to heavy rainfall causing floods and affecting the Sri Lankan people in May, 2016. Upon dispatching 20 tents, 100 blankets and 100 mobile phone chargers worth 14.680.66 USD, Turkish Red Crescent staff were designated to the region on 21.05.2016, working in close coordination with the Sri Lanka Red Cross. With requests from the Sri Lankan Red Cross, various clothing and hygiene materials amounting to 4,500.00 USD for 500 persons were supplied locally and distributed to the region.