UN backs Sri Lanka on refugee camps

Published on 22 May 2009

With more than 250,000 Tamils jammed into camps dubbed "welfare villages," Sri Lanka has been condemned by aid agencies and governments around the world for restricting access to the camps and for preventing refugees from leaving. (..) "You have to give the government credit. It's mobilizing resources, and is providing electricity and water supplies to the camps. ... When refugees come into the camp, the World Food Program has a centre providing a regular food supply and nutritional supplements.

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