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11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
27 Jun 2017 description
As of 21 June, an estimated 415,600 people have been affected by floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, of whom approximately 30 per cent are children, according to UNICEF.
22 Jun 2017 description
Rice production is expected to drop by nearly 40 percent in 2017 and some 900,000 people are food insecure. Assisting farmers is critical to halt the growing food insecurity.
14 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service
The newly launched Emergency Response Plan seeks $22.7 million to provide immediate life-saving and protection assistance, emergency livelihood support, and access to basic services to people worst hit.
12 Jun 2017 description
Armed conflict in Marawi in the Philippines as well as floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
05 Jun 2017 description
An estimated 3.3 million people have been affected by Tropical Cyclone MORA in Bangladesh with 540,000 people estimated to require humanitarian assistance.
04 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Currently, 66,045 people are reported as displaced in 368 evacuation centres in 15 districts. However, the actual number of people displaced and affected could be significantly higher.
02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services.
01 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children
At least 58 schools have been damaged in the district of Ratnapura alone. Because many schools have been used as evacuation centres, it could be a considerable period of time before some of them can re-open.
31 May 2017 description
The outbreak of dengue fever, with already more than twice the number of cases as the same time period in 2016, will be aggravated by damaged health facilities and water logging due to flooding.
31 May 2017 description
The floods and landslides have killed some 200 people. More than 80,000 people have been forced into temporary shelters and around 100 people remain missing.
29 May 2017 description
Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warn as the death toll from the disaster rises.
29 May 2017 description
An estimated 503,560 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been affected by floods and landslides, with 82,998 people displaced. A total of 156 deaths has been confirmed.
28 May 2017 description
An estimated 410,000 people in Sri Lanka are currently affected by adverse weather conditions that have caused flooding and landslides in 15 out of 25 districts.
28 May 2017 description
report Save the Children
Communities devastated by the flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka could have another battle on their hands after almost 53,000 dengue fever cases were recorded across the country since the start of the year.
26 May 2017 description
Most affected was the Rathnapura district where more than 20,000 people faced flash floods. Landslide warnings have also been issued and 13 people are known to have died.
10 Apr 2017 description
Hundreds of people were evacuated as a result of flooding after Tropical Cyclone Cook made landfall on Vanuatu. 6,000 people were temporarily evacuated after two earthquakes hit Philippines' Batangas province.
22 Mar 2017 description
The increase could be explained by two factors: violations related to restricting democratic space and the resurgence of activities of several armed groups, the Human Rights Council heard.