Immediate Humanitarian Truce Needed So Trapped Sri Lankan Civilians Can Reach Safety, Urges Amnesty International

[ Amnesty International ]

Amnesty International contacted two medical professionals working in a health facility in the no – fire zone who described a scene of chaos. Urgent humanitarian aid is needed as reports emerge that food and medical supplies are running low. One medical worker reports that 92 injured civilians have been brought to the hospital today and fighting is intensifying. Another medical worker reported 75 casualties had arrived at the hospital yesterday with gunshot wounds and at least 12 civilians were killed. Medical supplies are running low and the hospital had run out of anesthetic, surgical blades and basic medications.

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