NESoHR: 70,000 new IDPs in Vanni in 60 days

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 August 2008, 11:35 GMT]
Documenting that during June and July, an additional 70,800 people registered with the Kilinochchi and Mullaitheevu Secretariats as new Internally Displaced People from areas proximity to Mannar, Vavuniyaa, Ma'nalaa'ru, and Mukamaalai Foward Defence Lines (FDLs), a report released Friday by NorthEast Secretariat on Human Rights (NESoHR), a Vanni based rights group, said that restrictions imposed by the Sri Lanka Government on taking essential items to Vanni have further hampered assistance given by the humanitarian agencies.

The report said a total of 130,123 have been catergorized as IDPs in in different AGA divisions in Vanni from different areas in the North.

The report also detailed the shortfall in the essential items reaching Vanni due to restrictions imposed by Colombo.

22% shortfaill in Sugar, 73% in lentils, 89% in milkpowder, and 20% shortfall in kerosine, add to the woes of the IDPs, and general population in Vanni the report said.


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