IDP shelters gutted by fire in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 March 2009, 18:34 GMT]
Eight temporary shelters in the welfare centre for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) located in Unit 11 in Poonthoaddam, Vavuniyaa were completely gutted by fire Saturday noon, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

Around 185 members of 48 families lodged in the above IDP welfare centre have lost all their belongings.

The Poonthoaddam IDP welfare centre was established in 1999 and been sheltering several hundred families displaced from Vanni.

Vavuniyaa district secretariat officials immediately took steps to provide urgent relief to these affected families.

These families are now being shifted to Ciithamparapuram welfare centre which is also located in Vavuniyaa district.

 

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