ICRC monitoring condition of Jaffna displaced

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 May 2000, 13:09 GMT]
Aid agency sources in the north said that the Sri Lanka Army lifted the curfew in the Jaffna municipality area today from 9 a.m to 12.30 p.m. The town was generally quiet they said. The ICRC spokesman Harasha Gunawardena told Tamilnet that his organisation visited three camps for the displaced in Manipay today. He said that ICRC, along with Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (Jaffna), continues to monitor and assess the humanitarian needs of the displaced population in Jaffna.

Thousands of civilians left the northern town earlier in the week following radio broadcasts by the Liberation Tigers asking residents in the Jaffna municipal area to leave to safer locations in the Valigamam west sector of the peninsula. Most of them are staying with friends, relatives, schools, temples and churches in several parts of the peninsula's Valigamam division aid agency sources in the north said.

The ICRC, however, said that it is not in a position at this juncture to give the total number of displaced civilians staying in the Valigamam sector currently.

The ICRC visited the Manipay camps for the displaced together with the SLRC today. The camps are located in three schools in the area. There are 916 families (4110 persons) in these camps according to Mr.Gunawardena.

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (Jaffna branch) hopes to commence mobile health clinics in these camps for the displaced Mr.Gunawardena said.

He said that the Jaffna Teaching Hospital continues to function. As at 3 p.m. today there were 87 patients in five wards; and of these, 22 are war wounded civilians according to him. No new war wounded civilians were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours Mr. Gunawardena said.

ICRC visited the Manthikai hospital in Pt.Pedro yesterday. Four civilians wounded in shelling were admitted to this hospital yesterday.

 

Latest 15 Reports
12.07.20 10:04  
Sinhala Police OIC hit Tamil women with vehicle for opposing monks-led heritage ‘task force’
11.07.20 03:40   Photo
CBK, Kadirgamar condemned at Navaali genocidal massacre remembrance event
10.07.20 00:05   Photo
SL Police harasses Shivajilingam at 25th Remembrance of Navaali massacre in Jaffna
09.07.20 09:33  
SL Navy brutally assaults Tamil fishers in Mullaith-theevu
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5046