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Update on SL humanitarian and human rights issues…

July 16, 2009

SRI LANKA: Aid Organisations Struggle to Operate in Post-war Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan government wants the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to scale down its operations in the country, but is sparing other international nongovernmental organisations amid questions over the post-war role for humanitarian workers.

Sarasi Wijeratne, ICRC spokesperson in Colombo, this week confirmed that they were shutting down four offices in the eastern region. These offices had 148 local staff and up to 10 expatriates, out of its total strength of 649.
Read full article here.

Sri Lanka: War-Wounded and Displaced Patients Flood MSF Hospitals
An update from MSF – Click here.

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