In Sri Lanka, Red Cross Barred from “Interment” Camps Despite UN’s Rosy Picture

[Inner City Press]

[Inner City Press]

While the International Committee of the Red Cross went public Wednesday in Geneva with the fact that the Sri Lankan government is running interment camps to which Red Cross workers do not have access, in New York the UN’s Deputy Spokesperson Marie Okabe said that “since the Secretary General’s visit to Sri Lanka, an interim measure has been agreed” in which aid agency vehicles including trucks are allowed into all Manik Farm zones, only not in convoys and not with agency flags. Video here, from Minute 2:30. Inner City Press asked Mr. Okabe to square to the two statements, if there are camps that the UN has access to that the Red Cross does not.

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