ICRC to close Mannaar office end of November
[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 September 2010, 16:44 GMT]
The Mannaar district regional office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is to be closed down at the end of November 2010,
according to a news release by the ICRC. It will however continue to support communities that are being resettled in the area from its regional office in Vavuniyaa, which will also assist beneficiaries of the ICRC's Family Visits Assistance (FVA) programme, the release further said..
"Recognizing the lasting impact of armed conflict on people's lives
and the importance of support in the early stages of recovery and
reconstruction, the ICRC continues to respond to humanitarian needs in
the area", Paul Castella, head of the ICRC in Sri Lanka said.