Monday, January 25, 2010

IDP's in Sri Lanka: Update by Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera posted an update on the IDP's today and I think its a fair assessment.

Things are better for the IDP's as most of the IDP's now have free movement but its still a ragged situation. They are yet to re-build their livelihoods and currently meet their daily needs via the food rations offered by the Government and aid agencies operating in Sri Lanka. The situation isn't ideal, but its a start and it beats the heck out of living in a secured refugee camp without the option of free movement. At least now they can work on rebuilding their lives.

Notes: Al Jazeera confirms that out of the initial 300,000 IDP's only 106,123 (35%) are still being detained without the option of free movement.

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