Sri Lanka

Fin février, neuf enfants sont morts faute de médicaments, alors qu'ils étaient atteints de maladies curables comme la pneumonie et la méningite.
Children are being killed, witnessing their family and parents killed, being separated, and suffering injuries including burns, fractures, shrapnel and bullet wounds.
After decades of civil war, at least 100,000 Tamil civilians are caught between the Tamil Tigers, who refuse to let them travel freely, and the Sri Lankan government, which refuses to stop firing at them.
In one of the biggest hospitals in Sri Lanka's north, many women patients wonder why they survived the fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the military that killed so many of their friends.
The hospital, in the rebel-held village of Puthukkudiyiruppu, became a target.
The humanitarian crisis in northern Sri Lanka has been highlighted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Sir John Holmes, as well as by UN agencies in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is emerging as a new hub for trans-national Islamic extremism in South Asia.
60 years have passed since the independence from British rule; but have Sri Lankan women really been liberated? Direct link to the PDF image of the "We, Women" press advertisement, published in the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror on 5th Feb. 2008.
Sunila Abeysekera, Executive Director of Information Monitor (INFORM), a FORUM-ASIA member organisation based in Sri Lanka, has been chosen for the prestigious Human Rights Watch’s Global Human Rights Defender Award 2007.
An Interview with Sunila Abeysekera, Executive Director, INFORM, Sri Lanka.
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