Case study and Guidance note on the VCA undertaken in Matara, Sri Lanka, in 2006.
Country: Sri Lanka
Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in Sri LankaDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/lkaRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Sri Lanka
The compendium presents good practices of the community based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) approach implemented under a Disaster Preparedness project in the North and East of Sri Lanka, supported by the Disaster Preparedness ECHO (DIPECHO). Learning drawn from the project can be replicated and built into future interventions. The compendium also highlights the post-conflict scenario, and how CBDRR approach can …