The Worst Place on Earth

Published on 05 May 2009

The most dangerous place on planet Earth right now is a small isthmus in eastern Sri Lanka. In an area of only 10 km2, at least 100.000 civilians are caught in the fighting between the rebel army of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan government forces. (...) Many other organisations are in the area trying to come to the rescue of the civilians. World Food Programme supplies food, UNHCR delivers tents and tarpaulins and UNICEF takes care of water and sanitation for the civilian refugees.

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