Wednesday, June 3, 2009

UNHCR working with Govt. to help displaced

(DM)With fighting now at an end in Sri Lanka's north, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is working with the government of Sri Lanka and other humanitarian agencies to provide urgently needed aid to hundreds of thousands who fled the former conflict zone in the last several months, UNHCR said in a statement.

Some 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are accommodated in the 40 emergency shelter sites spread across the districts of Vavuniya, Jaffna and Trincomalee. UNHCR and partners are carrying out emergency shelter work, regular non-food distribution and protection monitoring. Full text