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18 Sep 2013 description
report AlertNet
In the last 20 months, parts of Sri Lanka have been hit by a severe drought and two bouts of floods. The WFP estimates that at least 1.2 million people are in need of food aid.
26 Jul 2013 description
There is concern over the lack of adequate funding, which is curtailing the capacity of the development actors to take over from the humanitarians, as the frequency of natural disasters increases.
09 May 2013 description
report IRIN
Planners in Sri Lanka should do more to mitigate the effects of extreme weather, experts say. In 2012, 1.2 million people were affected by drought and over half a million by floods.
18 Mar 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
11 Mar 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
04 Mar 2013 description
In Central African Republic, an armed faction of the Seleka rebel coalition attacked the northern town of Sido in an apparent breach of the recent peace accord; 1,100,000 people estimated affected.
25 Feb 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
18 Feb 2013 description
The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week
04 Feb 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
28 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
21 Jan 2013 description
Severe monsoon rains caused major flooding in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, affecting 250,000 people. According to UNAMID, ethnic clashes in Darfur displaced 70,000
14 Jan 2013 description
420,000 people in China’s southwest Guizhou province, 10,000 in India, 2 million in Bangladesh as well as vulnerable populations in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan were affected by cold temperatures
07 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
03 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
02 Jan 2013 description
report ACT Alliance
Airdropping is the only option to provide humanitarian assistance in inaccessible areas; more continuous heavy rainfall predicted
31 Dec 2012 description
Almost 58,000 people are served in 60 evacuation centers in Bicol and Western Visayas, while nearly 974,000 remain displaced in the areas hit by Typhoon Bopha
28 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN
Floods in the past two months following a long drought have left Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces reeling
27 Dec 2012 description
Police and military are conducting rescue missions where needed and the government is providing cooked meals to displaced
18 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN
According to the Disaster Management Center, 6,312 persons (1,791 families) are now in 29 evacuation centres, mostly schools and community centres, after being forced from their homes, mainly in the last 24 hours