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NAIROBI, 24 January 2011 (IRIN) – Fleeing Somalia may mean an end to dodging bullets and living in fear, but for many Somalis who manage to cross the border into Kenya, it is also the start of a long and difficult journey as a refugee. (more…)

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The President has given instructions to shut down all welfare villages within the next three months after resettling all the displaced of the North. About 300,000 displaced due to the activities of the LTTE terrorists had already been successfully resettled. (more…)

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11:24 GMT, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 12:24 UK

The UN has warned that “donor fatigue” in Sri Lanka has meant that it has received only 24% of the donor funds it needs to help displaced Tamils. (more…)

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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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[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 11:05 GMT]

The civilians uprooted from Valikaamam in Vadamaraadchi by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) converting their lands into High Security Zone (HSZ) 20 years ago have lost all hopes despite repeated promises and announcements made by government ministers, officials and Jaffna SLA Commander as SLA authorities continue to deny permission for resettlement, according to A.C. Nadarajah, one of nearly a hundred thousand uprooted persons in Jaffna peninsula. Mr. Nadarajah, a former principal, social activist and the present manager of ‘Yarl Thinakural’ in Jaffna, leads one of the welfare organizations for uprooted civilians in Jaffna peninsula. “It is obvious that the main reason for this predicament is the adamancy of the SLA to vacate the lands and properties confiscated from thousands of families in Jaffna peninsula,” Mr. Nadarajah told journalists in Jaffna. (more…)

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(AFP) – 05 May/2010

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka plans to set up a reconciliation commission to foster ethnic unity as the island emerges from nearly four decades of bloody conflict, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday. (more…)

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KILINOCHCHI, 5 May 2010 (IRIN) – Reviving the farming and fishing sectors in northern Sri Lanka’s former combat zone is vital for returning residents to regain their livelihoods, experts say. (more…)

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