Sri Lanka

UN transports another food shipment to displaced people in war-torn northern Sri Lanka

The United Nations has shipped another convoy of emergency food supplies to the Vanni region of northern Sri Lanka, as part of its ongoing humanitarian aid effort assisting thousands of people forced from their homes by violent conflict.

Ban voices alarm at increased violence in northern Sri Lanka

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep concern over escalating violence in northern Sri Lanka and the humanitarian impact of the clashes on civilians.