Foreign aid workers start leaving Vanni

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 September 2008, 09:55 GMT]
Vehicles with foreign aid workers of OXFAM, Save the Children, World Vision, Danish Refugee Council, ZOA, International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and a group of persons belonging to UN agencies were lined up at Oamanthai exit point, according to the sources in Vanni and Vavuniyaa. Meanwhile, a UN spokesman in Colombo confirmed that they have started to pull out from Vanni, but declined to give the time-frame chosen for the total pull-out.

The International relief organizations and UN agencies have started pulling out from LTTE controlled Vanni area Wednesday afternoon, UN spokesperson in Colombo confirmed this to local media and declined to give the time frame to the total pull out.

The Sri Lankan government this week instructed the INGOs and relief agencies to move out from LTTE controlled Vanni with immediate effect.


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