Posts Tagged ‘IDP’

SRI LANKA: Spreading the news to IDPs

Monday, March 17th, 2008

[IRIN]

People receiving emergency relief rarely know exactly what is available for them, or how to access it. For many people escaping violence in Sri Lanka’s war zones and stuck in camps, information on basic services or job and education opportunities could be vital. Lifeline, a project administered by Internews Network, an international media development NGO, is trying to fill that gap by offering news and information to displaced people in Sri Lanka, including how to get the most from humanitarian and government agencies.

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SRI LANKA: Half a million people could be affected by conflict in 2008

Monday, February 25th, 2008

[IRIN]

The UN and NGOs working in the conflict-ridden north and east are warning of a mounting humanitarian toll in 2008 due to the escalation in hostilities between Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Agencies should be prepared to assist “up to 500,000 conflict-affected individuals comprising IDPs, returnees and economically affected persons”, according to the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) 2008, prepared by the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) country team for Sri Lanka and released on 22 February.

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