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Monsoon worries for Lanka aid agencies

The approaching north-east monsoon is likely to increase problems for the thousands internally displaced persons sandwiched between the LTTE and advancing Sri Lankan armed forces in the north, reports Sutirtho Patranobis.

world Updated: Oct 14, 2008 02:19 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

The approaching north-east monsoon is likely to increase problems for the thousands internally displaced persons (IDPs) sandwiched between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and advancing Sri Lankan armed forces in the north , aid agencies said on Monday.

The agencies said that the IDPs are already facing shortage of shelters and have been forces to make temporary homes on land prone to flooding.

Displacement is also intensifying as the war intensifies.

The agencies, quoting Government Agents, said displacement continues with families moving further east into the Kilinochchi district and onward to Mullaitivu.