Sri Lanka 2018

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

The major causes of crisis situations currently in Sri Lanka are the natural hazards of drought, floods, landslides, coastal erosion, cyclones and a rising sea level. Of particular concern, over recent years, is the increase in areas of drought, and the erratic monsoons bringing torrential rain causing death and displacement due to landslides and flooding. In 2017, some 880,000 people were affected by floods and landslides with 85,000 houses destroyed or damaged. The Government has identified 15,000 landslide-affected households in need of relocation in the hillside region.  Securing available land safe for relocation is a particular challenge in such areas. In addition, the landslides destroyed critical infrastructure including health facilities which severely compromised lifesaving medical services.

Building on the support provided in 2017, IOM seeks to continue its disaster response assistance and to improve disaster preparedness in 2018 for the affected populations and responsible authorities.  Transitional shelters, non-food relief items, (re-)construction of essential infrastructure, identification of evacuation centres; delivery of Camp Coordination and Camp Management Training, livelihood support and disaster risk reduction activities will help affected populations to recover from the 2017 floods and landslides and prepare for any upcoming disasters. 

IOM Sri Lanka has a field presence in the provinces most likely to be affected by disasters, and with over 120 staff and a dedicated Emergency Response Unit, is well placed to deliver crisis response, prevention and preparedness assistance. IOM is an active member of the UN Humanitarian Country Team and co-leads, the Shelter Working Group. All assistance is closely coordinated with the Government of Sri Lanka through the Ministry of Disaster Management, under which Disaster Management Centres operate in each district.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 30,000 beneficiaries
Contact Information: Contact   Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111  
Sri Lanka Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 4,210,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Camp Coordination and Camp Management

  • Amount Requested: USD 260,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • Amount Requested: USD 1,250,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building

  • Amount Requested: USD 1,100,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00

  Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition

  • Amount Requested: USD 1,600,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00