Sri Lanka

WFP Sri Lanka Country Brief, June 2021

Situation Report
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In Numbers

45 percent of women of reproductive age group are overweight or obese; 33 percent of pregnant and lactating women are anaemic (Demographic and Health Survey, Sri Lanka, 2016).

US$ 1.80 million - six months net funding requirement (July - December 2021)

Situation Updates

• At the end of June, a total of 257,255 COVID-19 patients were diagnosed in the country, while the death toll rose to 3,030. The recoveries stood at 225,952.

• The COVID-19 vaccination programme continued throughout June, with 3.8 million people who have received at least one dose. Further shipments of Sinopharm vaccines continued to arrive in the country.

• Travel restrictions have been relaxed within districts. However, inter-province travel remains restricted, except for essential services.

• Schools remained temporary closed while the Ministry of Education continued with online lessons and televised educational programmes as the delivery method.