Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: UN envoy on children and armed conflict ends visit

A senior United Nations official today wrapped up a visit to Sri Lanka aimed at determining first-hand the well-being of children affected by the recent conflict between Government forces and separatist Tamil rebels in the north of the Indian Ocean nation.

UN agency welcomes Sri Lanka’s decision to let people in camps move freely

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed Sri Lanka’s decision this week to allow greater freedom of movement for some 135,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remaining in 20 closed camps in the country’s north following the recently-ended civil conflict.

Sri Lanka: top UN official welcomes recent releases of displaced from camps

The top United Nations humanitarian official, who just returned from a three-day visit to Sri Lanka, today praised the swift discharge in recent weeks of many of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had been confined to makeshift camps for several months.

Ban applauds easing of restrictions on Sri Lankans in camps for displaced

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the Government decision to allow greater freedom of movement to Sri Lankans sheltering in makeshift camps in the north of the country.

Welcoming progress, UN official urges more support for Sri Lanka’s displaced

The top United Nations humanitarian official has welcomed the recent releases of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from camps in northern Sri Lanka, and underscored the need to ensure full freedom of movement for those remaining.

UN humanitarian chief continues tour of Sri Lankan displacement camps

The United Nations humanitarian chief today continued his mission to Sri Lanka with visits to camps in Vavuniya and Mannar, where a large number of the civilians displaced by the recently-ended conflict between the Government and Tamil rebels are still living.

Top UN official visits camps housing Sri Lanka’s conflict-displaced

The top United Nations humanitarian official kicked off his visit to Sri Lanka today with a stop at camps housing some of the civilians uprooted during the country’s decades-long conflict to see what progress has been made in terms of releases and the remaining problems.

UN humanitarian chief to visit Sri Lanka next week

The United Nations humanitarian chief will undertake a mission to Sri Lanka next week, the world body announced today.

Displaced Sri Lankans increasingly returning home from camps – UN

About 90,000 Sri Lankans displaced by the conflict between Government forces and Tamil separatists have returned to their homes in the past three months, and the pace of returns has begun to accelerate, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

UN agency deeply concerned about safety of displaced Sri Lankans

The United Nations refugee agency said it is deeply concerned about the safety of the more than 250,000 displaced people in northern Sri Lanka after reports of security incidents inside the camps where they are taking shelter.