Sri Lanka

UN agency planning long-term food support for flood-hit Sri Lankans

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that the agency is delivering food aid to half a million people affected by the massive floods in Sri Lanka, while planning for longer-term support to help those affected recover from the disaster.

Humanitarian emergency persists as more floods ravage Sri Lanka – UN

Fresh floods have hit Sri Lanka just weeks after large swathes of the South Asian island nation were inundated by a deluge caused by torrential rainfall, the United Nations reported today, saying that over a million people already weakened by the initial flooding are affected.

UN agencies provide additional assistance as further floods hit Sri Lanka

United Nations agencies are providing additional support to the Government of Sri Lanka in its efforts to respond to fresh floods, amidst existing efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by earlier flooding that followed unusually heavy rainfall during the past two months.

Sri Lanka: UN, partners launch scheme to rebuild lives of thousands of war victims

The United Nations, its humanitarian partners and the Sri Lankan Government launched a joint programme today to help hundreds of thousands of people in the north of the Indian Ocean island recover and rebuild their lives after the end of the decades-long war with Tamil separatists.

Sri Lanka: despite progress more must be done for those displaced by war – UN

The Sri Lankan Government has made significant progress in resettling the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the decades-long war with Tamil separatists but a lot more work still needs to be done, a top United Nations humanitarian official said today.

Visiting UN official pledges continued humanitarian support for Sri Lanka

Senior United Nations relief official Catherine Bragg today stressed the world body’s continued commitment to helping Sri Lanka tackle its growing humanitarian needs, as she wrapped up her three-day visit to the South Asian nation.

Sri Lanka: deputy UN humanitarian chief urges increased help for returnees

The deputy United Nations humanitarian chief today called for greater efforts to assist former internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka who have returned to their villages and are facing daunting challenges trying to rebuild their lives.

Sri Lanka: UN, partners to launch $51 million flash appeal for flood victims

With humanitarian organizations in Sri Lanka warning that their resources to respond to the flood crisis there are exhausted, the United Nations and its partners are seeking $51 million to help more than one million people get through the next six months.

UN official to highlight Sri Lanka’s humanitarian needs during upcoming visit

One of the UN’s top humanitarian officials will visit Sri Lanka later this week to highlight the country’s humanitarian needs and to advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable.

UN ramping up aid to thousands of flood-affected Sri Lankans

United Nations agencies in Sri Lanka are stepping up efforts in cooperation with the Government to help the over one million people affected by the severe floods that have struck the South Asian nation in recent weeks.