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Reuters, By George Fominyen

27 April 2011

DAKAR (AlertNet) – Tens of thousands of African migrants fleeing from the conflict in Libya into northern Niger and Chad need urgent help but there is no infrastructure to manage the influx into the small border towns, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says. (more…)

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NEW DELHI (AlertNet) – As Sri Lanka marks the first anniversary of the end of the war, shortages of food and water and outbreaks of disease are plaguing tens of thousands of war-displaced who are still living in camps, aid workers say. (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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27/04/2010. © 2010 AFP

More than 200,000 of some 280,000 mainly Tamil people displaced after the civil war in northern Sri Lanka have left their camps since last August, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. (more…)

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MANILA, 5 April 2010 (IRIN) – Muslim separatists waging a bloody insurgency to carve out an independent Muslim state in the southern Philippines are warning of fresh violence after rejecting an offer for limited autonomy from the government. (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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Mar 31st 2010 | From The Economist print edition

NEARLY a year after the end of Sri Lanka’s long civil war, life remains grim for hundreds of thousands of Tamils in the north of the country, displaced in the final months of fighting. Now they face a new threat. International agencies are running out of funds to meet their needs, after the government’s rejection of a United Nations-led mechanism for channelling humanitarian assistance to the country. By March 25th only $15m had been promised for the year, just 4% of the estimated total required for humanitarian aid in the camps and return areas. (more…)

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