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KILINOCHCHI, 18 May 2010 (IRIN) – As Sri Lanka marked the first anniversary of its victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), many internally displaced people (IDPs) are still battling to rebuild their lives. (more…)

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BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka 4 May 2010 – In a remote part of eastern Sri Lanka, the rhythmic chant of children’s lessons reverberate through one of the region’s newly re-established schools. Students here are learning the basics of reading and writing after having had their education interrupted by armed conflict. (more…)

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Caritas says Sri Lanka has yet to emerge from decades of conflict with a real peace. (more…)

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guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 April 2010 18.29 BST

From dawn, as noon came and went, and through the sudden downpours of mid-afternoon, the names were called out over crackling loudspeakers.

Inside the Vavuniya technical college, converted since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka last year into a holding and rehabilitation centre for detainees who played an active role in the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the men sat and sweated and waited. On the road outside the camp their mothers, sisters and children sat, sweated and waited too. (more…)

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JAFFNA, 24 February 2010 (IRIN) – Thousands of children have returned to school in northern Sri Lanka, where efforts are under way to restore the area’s battered education infrastructure. (more…)

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Situation of children in Gaza remains precarious 100 days after end of conflict

GAZA, 28 April 2009 – More than three months after the cessation of hostilities in Gaza, the Israeli blockade and inter-Palestinian tension are hampering recovery efforts.

“Although the conflict ended 100 days ago, children in Gaza continue to suffer, both physically and psychologically,” said Patricia McPhillips, UNICEF Special Representative to the occupied Palestinian territory. “It is critical that supplies and materials needed for recovery and rehabilitation are allowed in.”

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By Reuters News

Two female Pakistani teachers, a female aid worker and their driver were found shot dead on Monday, police and a doctor said, in an area where Islamists have attacked aid groups.

The four, all Pakistanis, were found in a forest near the town of Mansehra, 70 km (40 miles) north of the capital, Islamabad, police said.

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