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.