How the Situation Looks in Sri Lanka

Satellite images show the expansion of IDP camps in Sri Lanka (c) UNOSAT

Satellite images show the expansion of IDP camps in Sri Lanka (c) UNOSAT

Recent satellite images from the UN agency UNOSAT offer a glimpse of the drama currently unfolding in Sri Lanka. As the images show, IDPs that arrived in late February and early March were forced to set up their tents in areas previously avoided by fleeing civilians. They sought shelter on wetlands prone to flooding and along the beach within 200 meters of the coastline. Now they are caught up in the fighting. 

Alertnet just put out a useful Q & A on the current sitation of civilians suffering in Sri Lanka’s civil war.

I can only repeat what our Sri Lanka country specialist posted earlier:

If you haven’t already written the Sri Lankan government and the Tigers, please visit the AIUSA website and do so today. We need every voice. Thanks.

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4 thoughts on “How the Situation Looks in Sri Lanka

  1. UNOSAT is the operational satellite applications programme of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. UNOSAT is active in applied research and specialised training in all applications of satellite technology, from earth observation to satellite telecommunications. Our experts and analysits perform satellite derived analises and GIS applications for UN agencies and UN member states. The analyses on Sri Lanka are done at the request of the humanitarian community in Sri Lanka and at UN headquarters.

  2. UNOSAT is the operational satellite applications programme of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. UNOSAT is active in applied research and specialised training in all applications of satellite technology, from earth observation to satellite telecommunications. Our experts and analysits perform satellite derived analises and GIS applications for UN agencies and UN member states. The analyses on Sri Lanka are done at the request of the humanitarian community in Sri Lanka and at UN headquarters.

  3. Personally, I think if they are prisoners, they should be tortured. They torture Americans. We are at war, you know.

  4. Personally, I think if they are prisoners, they should be tortured. They torture Americans. We are at war, you know.