Posts Tagged ‘NRC’

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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17 Mar 2010 13:05:00 GMT

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (AlertNet) – On the side of the highway, neat rows of thatch-roofed huts patched with orange and blue tarpaulin bake in the sun.

There are few trees and even fewer shaded areas. It’s not much better inside the rickety houses, built so close the stifling heat envelops you from all directions. Welcome to the Elian Annex evacuation centre in Datu Saudi Ampatuan municipality in the southern Philippines province of Maguindanao. The official blue cards of the 280 plus families living here say “returned”, but the reality is different. (more…)

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