UN: 250K civilians facing food crisis in Sri Lanka

[AP]

The United Nations warned that civilians caught in the shrinking sliver of territory still controlled by the rebels are facing a massive food crisis, and convoys may not be able to deliver supplies until late next week. Concern for the fate of civilians – hundreds of whom observers say have died in the latest fighting – has grown recently, and several Western countries have pressed the government to declare a cease-fire to allow noncombatants to flee.

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