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UN-Habitat supports the District Secretariats of Nuwara Eliya and Badulla with PPE with funding from DFAT through Sri Lanka MPTF

3rd August 2021, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: Today, UN-Habitat distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the District Secretariat (DS) of Nuwara Eliya. The effort is to support the frontline healthcare/medical personnel and field officers of the Government to combat and control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nuwara Eliya District. The PPE were officially ...

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COVID-19 development response to support marglinalised estate and rural communities in Nuwara Eliya and Badulla Districts in Sri Lanka

Project Description Background The COVID-19 crisis comes with an unprecedented dire economic outlook and Sri Lanka has been experiencing the consequences of the pandemic for over 1 year. South Asia Economic Focus expects a severe economic slump in each of the eight countries in the region, instigated by halted economic activities, collapse of trade, and ...

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UN-Habitat supports the DS and RDHS in Nuwara Eliya with PPE and IT equipment from funding of KOICA

27th October 2020, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: Today, UN-Habitat distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), selected medical equipment and a number of Information Technology (IT) equipment to the District Secretariat (DS) and Regional Directorate of Health (RDHS), Nuwara Eliya. The effort is to support and strengthen the capacity and equip frontline healthcare workers, Government officials and ...

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Quarantined Families in Nuwara Eliya Receive Dry Ration Packs

12th October 2020, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: Today, 40 quarantined families received dry ration packages under the project titled Supporting Estate and Rural Communities in Nuwara Eliya District to Overcome the Implications of the COVID 19 Pandemic. The COVID-19 emergency project is implemented by UN-Habitat with the funding from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The ...

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Sri Lanka World Habitat Day 2020

World Habitat Day 2020 “Housing for All: A Better Urban Future” 5th October 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of each year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of adequate shelter to all. The Day is ...

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Towards ‘housing for all’ through peoples’ participatory process

4th October 2020, Sunday Times Towards ‘housing for all’ through peoples’ participatory process: Watapuluwa Housing Scheme and the pioneer contribution of Minnette de Silva By Chanaka Talpahewa “In the past 75 years [from 1875-1950] the population of Ceylon has trebled. Yet typical living standards, while low in comparison with the West, have been maintained and ...

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KOICA provides UN-Habitat with US$ 195,000 as emergency support to Sri Lanka’s Central Province in dealing with implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

24th September 2020, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: Today, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) ceremonially signed a grant agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to implement a five-month project in Central Province of Sri Lanka to improve awareness and resilience of poor and marginalised estate and rural communities to counter health hazards and ...

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UN-Habitat supports Provincial Councils and Local Authorities during COVID-19

The State of Sri Lankan Cities (SoSLC) Project of UN-Habitat is supporting Provincial Councils with their efforts to ensure smooth provision of municipal services during COVID-19 pandemic related mobility and health restrictions. Currently, UN-Habitat is supporting the Western and Central Provincial Councils, and the support for Eastern Province is being developed. The SoSLC ‘COVID-19 Response ...

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UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019 and the outbreak was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in January 2020, affecting 213 countries, areas or territories around the world by mid-May 2020. Europe and the Americas are currently the most affected. The global situation could be ...

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Sri Lanka Celebrates World Habitat Day 2019

Sri Lanka Celebrates World Habitat Day 2019 “Frontier Technologies as an Innovative Tool to Transform Waste to Wealth” in Battaramulla. 7th October 2019, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka. The main National event to celebrate Word Habitat Day 2019 was held in Sri Lanka at Ape Gama in Battaramulla, Colombo District. The Chief Guest at the celebration was ...

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