Disaster Management, Human Security, IDPs and Refugees, Nuwara Eliya, Puttalam, Trincomalee

Human displacement

Two posts on DBS Jeyraj’s blog highlight aspects of the humanitarian crisis in the North and the East already flagged here.

Civilians in Vaakarai face death and starvation

Displaced Tamils face difficulties in B’caloa
Coupled with the severe displacement of civilians on account of the recent landslides in the Hill Country, Sri Lanka in 2007 seems ill-geared to handle human displacement of this magnitude. Important to remember however, is that while landslides are natural disasters, the current displacement in the North and East is the result of a botched peace process, which shows no signs of resurrection this year.