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SL: 50k civilians still in war zone, govt asks aid

Written by: Staff

New York, May 7: With the on going battle between the Lakan security forces and the Tiger rebels in the northern part of Sri Lanka more than 192,000 people have reportedly fled while about 50,000 people are still trapped in the embattled zone.

According the the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported (OCHA) of the United Nations, reported that even if the number of Internally Displaced People (IDP) has increased it does not show any new arrivals.

OCHA has estimated about 50,000 people still trapped in the conflict zone in the north-east coastline. The trapped civilians also are in need of food aid and medical supplies.

With the number of displaced people on the raise the UN and Lankan government announced on Tuesday, May 5 that they are seeking 50 million dollars in order to aid the displaced people.

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