Posts Tagged ‘Handicap International’
Posted in Cambodia, Civilian Casualties, Southeast Asia, Unexploded Ordinances (UXO), tagged anti-tank, Cambodia, Civilian Casualties, civilian deaths, Handicap International, landmine, UXO on November 19, 2010 |
Posted in Actors, Civilian Casualties, Country, Displacement, Government, Insurgents, Mortars, Region, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Tactics, Type of Harm, tagged Civilian Casualties, disabled, Handicap International, IDPs, internally displaced people, Mortar Shells, Refugee Camps, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan military on June 6, 2009 |
The Daily Telegraph
By DEAN NELSON
Up to 30,000 Tamil civilians have been left severely disabled by Sri Lankan army shelling in the so-called ‘no-fire zone’, it has been revealed.
Aid workers said one in ten of the 280,000 civilian refugees who fled the Sri Lankan army’s final onslaught against the Tamil Tiger rebels had either lost limbs or been so badly injured they urgently needed prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs to regain their mobility.
The scale of civilian casualties who have been maimed in the war was disclosed by the award-winning French charity Handicap International, which works with the victims of war throughout the world. (more…)