ICRC ferries sick and wounded from Sri Lanka war zone

Published on 07 May 2009

The International Committee of the Red Cross evacuated 495 sick and wounded people and their helpers by ferry from a northeastern Sri Lanka war zone on Thursday, its first medical evacuation in a week due to heavy fighting. (..) The ferry also delivered 25 metric tonnes of food provided by the U.N.'s World Food Programme, along with medicines, according to the ICRC statement.

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