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11 Jan 2019 description

After confirming that medical institutions and health centres are functioning at regular capacity once again, AMDA ended its relief activities in Kilinochchi District on the 4th January.

11 Jan 2019 description

On 02 January, Kilinochchi District Government ended its mobile medical service in Kilinochchi as most of the evacuation centers have closed. St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka, which had been working jointly with AMDA since the onset of the flooding, also decided to stop its relief assistance accordingly. AMDA decided to continue relief activities for the affected people after going back to their home.

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.

09 Jan 2019 description

On 31st December 2018, the second relief team, consisting of AMDA Sri Lanka, St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka and the AMDA nurse, arrived at Kilinochchi, a northern province of Sri Lanka. (Kilinochchi is one of the worst-affected districts by flooding and where the first team had conducted relief activities.)

09 Jan 2019 description

by Zafran Packeerally

Sri Lanka Red Cross / 2019-01-08 16:43

Due to the incessant rain which prevailed in the Northern part of Sri Lanka, many people were displaced and were housed in temporary shelters. People living in flood affected areas lost their homes and livelihoods as well. According to reports over 100,000 people were affected.

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

04 Jan 2019 description

In response to the flooding occurred in the north provinces of Sri Lanka on 21st December, AMDA Sri Lanka launched emergency relief in Kilinochchi*, one of the northern provinces of the country, on 24th jointly with St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka. The first team (AMDA Sri Lanka and St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka) conducted relief activities at the evacuation center in Kandavalai Village of Kilinochchi, where 197 people have been evacuated.

02 Jan 2019 description

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi Branch continues to provide support to people affected by floods despite the weather having improved.

According to reports, incessant rains over the past few weeks along with heavy winds have resulted in flash floods in northern Sri Lanka affecting over 100,000 people. The worst-affected districts were Mullaitivu, and Killinochchi in the northern parts of Sri Lanka.

As of now SLRCS has managed to provide NFRI to over 4500 people in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.