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07 Jul 2016 description
The cash will come in the form of a top-up of the Government of Sri Lanka’s Samurdhi social safety net scheme, which aims to help poor families meet their food and nutrition needs.
08 Jun 2016 description
Over 2,000 people remain in temporary shelters after a massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried three villages in Aranayake district in Sri Lanka on 17 May.
30 May 2016 description
Most of the 25 provinces of Cambodia are currently experiencing water shortages due to what is being called the worst drought in about 50 years.
27 May 2016 description
In flood-affected areas many fresh drinking water sources have been contaminated and the remaining floodwaters pose a significant public health threat.
23 May 2016 description
The Sri Lankan Government is leading the response supported by civil society, private organizations, NGOs and UN agencies who are providing relief items from existing in-country stocks.
22 May 2016 description
Tropical Storm Roanu passed over, with more rains predicted for the coming days. This could cause additional flooding and landslides in many of the same areas that are still waterlogged.
19 May 2016 description
According to the government, 43 people have been killed and close to 307,000 people displaced by the flooding. They are now being housed at 594 temporary camps.
18 May 2016 description
The death toll has risen to 15, with nine persons missing, from flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains since last Saturday. More than 73,000 families have been displaced.