ReliefWeb - 22 June, 2022

In Numbers

  • 5.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 4.9 million people food insecure
  • 1.7 million people targeted in the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities Plan June-September 2022


  • WFP has distributed more than 1,000 vouchers to pregnant women and expects to reach all 2,200 by the end of June.
  • Fortified rice, cooking oil, and lentils have been purchased and are en-route to Sri Lanka.
  • The Government of Australia confirmed US$15.3 million contribution to WFP’s emergency response operations.

Situation Update

  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the economic turmoil in Sri Lanka could escalate into a fullblown humanitarian emergency. The United Nations has launched a US$47.2 million plan for the period June through September, to respond to the Government’s request for support.
  • The Government has announced a two-week shutdown of government services and schools in Colombo to reduce the number of people taking private and public transportation as fuel stocks are predicted to run out in five days.