35,000 IDP students still held in Vavuniyaa internment camps

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 November 2009, 09:15 GMT]
Thirty-five thousand students displaced from Vanni in the last leg of war are still being detained in internment camps in Vavuniyaa. The number of IDP students in these internment camps earlier was about 65,000. The number had dropped to 35,000 following current resettlement, education authority sources claim.

UNESCO has provided 50,000 US dollars for the maintenance of these IDP students.

Part of UNESCO funds would be used to improve mental health related facilities of the students and for this purpose multimedia projectors for short films, computer games, music, drawing materials and books worth about Rs.3.5 million were handed over to the education authorities.

 

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