» 10/05/2009, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Sri Lanka's religious to President: Free the Tamil refugees
Nuns and religious, the promoters of the 'Ministry of Presence’ in refugee camps, write to Rajapaksa. They recognize the commitment of the Government for the IDP’s, but remark on "the long wait to return to their homes and loved ones is the heavy price paid by these tormented people”.
03/08/2009 SRI LANKA
As the danger of epidemics rises in refugee camps, a vaccination campaign gets underway
Every child under the age of 5 should be vaccinated in a three-day immunisation campaign. Human Rights Watch reports a disastrous health situation in overcrowded refugee camps that have no latrines or water. Infectious diseases are becoming commonplace.
27/08/2009 SRI LANKA
Catholic priests and Hindu religious released from Tamil refugee camps
The Archbishop of Colombo addressed the issue directly with President Rajapaksa. There are 5 Catholic priests. The Hindu Religious and their families will be resettled in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Jaffna, thanks to help of the local Church.
09/03/2009 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka’s government wants to control humanitarian aid
Defence Ministry accuses NGOs of lack of transparency, claiming that more than half of all aid goes into paying organisational costs.
19/06/2008 WORLD REFUGEE DAY
Burmese in Thailand, refugees of the "longest civil war in the world"
On the eve of World Refugee Day, on June 20, an account of the "forgotten" stories from the refugee camps in Mae La, on the Thai border. Here thousands of Burmese have fled from the ferocious war between the government and ethnic minorities.
04/10/2011 SRI LANKA
Breast cancer awareness month in Sri Lanka
Some 700 clinics are set up in the country’s public hospitals, offering free diagnostic tests. Each year, 500 women die from this form of cancer; women between 35 and 40 years are the most at risk.
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