Massive displacement of civilians amid escalating conflict

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The ICRC has been helping them to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene, to keep in touch with relatives and to maintain hope. Fighting has prevented relief supplies from reaching the population in the Vanni for the past five days. “Civilians in the Vanni are weary from the conflict. Repeated displacements, often involving the loss of their personal belongings, have taken a toll on them. Nevertheless, their ability to cope has been remarkable,” said Paul Castella, the ICRC’s head of delegation. “The ICRC is committed to stay at their side as long as there are needs to address”

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