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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

Sri Lanka's Humanitarian crisis in North steadily worsening says Monitors

Munza Mushtaq - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 29 September, ( The humanitarian crisis in many areas in the North is steadily worsening with limited supplies being brought up to Jaffna and into various LTTE areas leaving thousands of people without basic necessities and paralysed economic activity, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said in its weekly report.

"Aid agencies are in general prevented from going into LTTE areas. With the monsoon season on its way it is likely that the conditions of people in general will get worse," the report said.

Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation in Vanni is deteriorating despite some relief coming through Omantai. Opening of A9 is crucial for the civilians both in Vanni and on the Jaffna peninsula, the report said.

- Asian Tribune -

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