Sri Lanka

    The UN said it has dispatched another major food convoy into the Vanni region of northern Sri Lanka, as part of the continuing humanitarian aid effort to assist some 230,000 people uprooted by recent clashes. The WFP convoy is carrying 438 metric tons of food for civilians displaced behind the lines of confrontation in the districts of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. It is the fourth UN convoy to head to the region since the world body was forced to temporarily withdraw from Vanni in mid-September due to fighting between Government forces and the rebel LTTE Tigers. (UN News Service)

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