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27 Mar 2018 description

Organisations working on the Rohingya response are preparing for the cyclone season. This brief provides background on cyclones in Bangladesh and an overview of their impact, to put the emergency preparedness planning into a wider perspective. The 2018 cyclone seasons will be different from those in the past. The influx of over 650,000 refugees residing in temporary shelters and who are not included in national preparedness and early warning mechanisms creates a significantly different level of vulnerability.

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.

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.

01 Jul 2017 description

A. Summary of the operation

Appeal coverage

The appeal coverage (excluding DREF allocation) was 47 per cent, of which 83 per cent was earmarked for specific activities or timeframes. The low funding coverage for the appeal and the earmarking resulted in substantial operational adjustments of the original plan. The adjustments are explained in section D of this report.

People reached

13 Jun 2017 description

1. EVALUATION SCOPE AND RATIONALE

IOM has a long history of responding to natural disasters and conflict in Sri Lanka. Given past experience, the mission devised the CERF programme response to the landslide affected communities in Sabaragamuwa Province to ensure a combination of emergency shelter and non food items (NFIs), as well as transitional shelter for families that could not return to their homes due to either home destruction or high risk designation by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL).

30 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The South Asia region is prone to flooding, landslides, droughts and earthquakes, and faces a number of protracted conflicts and related internal and cross-border population displacement. By the end of March 2017, the refugee return crisis from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan – brought about by the obligatory or forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from both Pakistan and Iran to their country of origin – will affect an estimated 1.5 million people, 60 per cent of whom are children under 18.

26 Apr 2017 description

Dhaka - Cyclone Roanu swept through Bangladesh in May 2016, causing floods and landslides, submerging hundreds of homes and affecting up to 3.7 million people across the country.

In the immediate aftermath, 22-year-old midwife Tania Akter was swiftly dispatched to a health facility on the hard-hit island of Uttordhurong Union, in the south-eastern district of Cox’s Bazar.

On arrival, it was clear she had her work cut out for her.

11 Apr 2017 description

Government of Philippines donated USD 100,000 to the Government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the infrastructure affected by cyclone “Roanu”, which caused heavy damages in May 2016.

The donation was handed over by Enrique Manalo, Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (Minister) on 5th April 2017 to Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Mrs. Aruni Ranaraja at a special ceremony held at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines in Manila.

08 Feb 2017 description

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.

30 Jan 2017 description

An initiative in collaboration with Alwaleed Philanthropies and the Government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the lives of families affected by landslides

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The South Asia region is prone to flooding, landslides, droughts and earthquakes, and faces a number of protracted conflicts and related internal and cross-border population displacement. By the end of March 2017, the refugee return crisis from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan – brought about by the obligatory or forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from both Pakistan and Iran to their country of origin – will affect an estimated 1.5 million people, 60 per cent of whom are children under 18.

31 Dec 2016 description

1. GENERAL SITUATION

Bangladesh is an impoverished country with a population of over 160 million. In its short history as an independent nation, Bangladesh has faced a major civil war, massive internal displacement, famines and frequent natural disasters. In addition, Bangladesh is hosting over 250,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in its eastern region. Moreover, most refugees are undocumented, thus not given legal refugee status even though they fled Burma for their own safety.

2. TURKISH RED CRESCENT ACTIVITIES

31 Dec 2016 description

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.