Sri Lanka’s displaced now numbers over 192,000, UN reports

Published on 07 May 2009

The United Nations humanitarian wing said today that over 192,000 people have fled the conflict zone in northern Sri Lanka, where clashes continue between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). (...) Tonight, a 30 metric ton food consignment is expected to be loaded aboard the International Red Cross boat that will sail to the conflict zone and deliver food to the civilian population still trapped there, OCHA reported. The consignment includes 5 metric tons of food for supplementary feeding and 25 metric tons of World Food Programme (WFP) food rations.

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