EU earmarks $6M for displaced Sri Lankans



The European Union plans to disburse EUR5 million ($6.3 million) in aid for people affected by the long-standing conflict in Sri Lanka. “The Commission is extremely worried about the upsurge in violence in Sri Lanka since the end of 2005 that has a direct impact on the lives of thousands of civilians,” E.U. Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Louis Michel said. “We are committed to easing the suffering of the victims, but it is becoming ever more difficult to get help to the most vulnerable,” Michel added. The money, according to the commissioner, “will cover basic needs such as shelter, water, sanitation and healthcare with a particular focus on vulnerable groups such as women and children.”

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EU provides 5 million euros to Sri Lanka conflict victims (AFP)
EU Gives EUR5M In Aid For Victims Of Sri Lankan Unrest (AP)

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