US: Military Action in Sri Lanka Causing Civilian Casualties

Published on 22 April 2009

(...) Separately, the United Nations said it is stepping up efforts to help civilians who have fled the fighting. A U.N. spokeswoman, Marie Okabe, said food aid through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is well funded, but that shelter, water, health and sanitation needs are not. The U.N. World Food Program said it has enough food to feed 100,000 people for the next two weeks.

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