Sri Lanka: Thousands fleeing fighting – Appeal for humanitarian aid

General February 17, 2009

Since 6 February at least 28,000 civilians escaped the fighting and crossed behind military operational lines, according to its figures. The UN estimated there were 250,000 civilians trapped by the fighting before the latest exodus.

According to the statement released by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 13,000 civilians were housed in welfare centres in Vavuniya District, south of the areas of fighting.

Please find the Vanni relief initiative by the Alliance Development Trust, we will appreciate your partnership and solidarity with the displaced communities.

Regards

Jude Simion
Programme Consultant