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DATU PIANG, 13 May 2010 (IRIN) – Two rocket-propelled grenades landed just 100m away from a village in the southern Philippines, exploding near voters lined up at polling stations for national elections this week. (more…)

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IOM, with funding from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has provided 2,891 displaced families with shelter repair materials and 4,986 families with non-food relief items including cooking pots, sleeping mats and tools in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao. (more…)

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MURUGANDI, 7 April 2010 (IRIN) – Residents in conflict-affected northern Sri Lanka, still reeling from the effects of more than 25 years of war, are taking small but significant steps on the country’s long road to recovery. (more…)

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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Date: 31 Mar 2010

Overview

1. “I locked the door of my house, put the key in my pocket and left the area as quickly as I could,” explains Singaram, a Sri Lankan Tamil originating from Adampan in the north-west of the island. “When I left with my family we didn’t really know when we would be able to come back or what we would find when we got here.” (more…)

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Date: 30 Mar 2010

PULLIYANKULAM, 30 March 2010 (IRIN) – The latest UN figures show that 160,000 houses in northern Sri Lanka have to be repaired or rebuilt as the conflict-displaced return to their home areas. (more…)

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KILINOCHCHI, 25 March 2010 (IRIN) – The northern Sri Lankan town of Kilinochchi – former capital of the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – is struggling to address the needs of thousands of returnees. (more…)

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Date: 22 Mar 2010

PUTTALAM, 22 March 2010 (IRIN) – Resettlement efforts are under way for thousands of displaced Muslims from Sri Lanka’s north who have been languishing in refugee camps for nearly two decades, officials say. (more…)

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