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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Sri Lanka: Imperative to Respond to Needs of Conflict ......

[b]Sri Lanka: Imperative to Respond to Needs of Conflict Displaced[/b]

[b]New York, 01 November, ( [/b] The 20-year civil war in Sri Lanka displaced more than 800,000 people; equal to the number affected by the December 2004 tsunami reported New York based Refugees International.

Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.

Refugees International in its recently released report pointed out that the conflict-displaced have received subsistence assistance, but far less than what they require to re-establish their lives.

The stark contrast between the meager funds available for the conflict-affected displaced and the generous outpouring of funds to assist survivors of the tsunami is unjust, the reports alleged.

The international community and the government of Sri Lanka must act immediately to rectify this injustice if Sri Lanka is to achieve stability and peace demanded Refugees International.

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