Manalkadu refugee families lack basic facilities

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 March 2006, 03:33 GMT]
More than 350 tsunami affected families living in temporary shelters in Manatkadu, located 5 km east of Point Pedro, are undergoing severe hardships without very basic living facilities, civil society sources said. Only ten latrines have been built for the 350 families and no local or International relief agencies, nor Sri Lanka Government authorities have heeded the desperate appeals to provide additional latrines, sources added.

Due to the presence of large number of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers in the Manatkadu area, the refugee families are reluctant to venture out into adjoining Casuarina forest, refugees said.

Construction of temporary houses for the refugee families are also behind schedule, refugees complained.

 

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