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.
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.
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.
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.