Human Security, IDPs and Refugees, Jaffna, Peace and Conflict

Civilian displacements in the Vanni

Reports coming in from sources in Kilinochchi district shows that military operations in the district have led to mass displacements of the civilian population living in the Vanni. In the past 3 weeks, approximately 9,000 families (approximately 40,000 individuals) were displaced from areas close to the FDL (Manthai East) towards Northern part of the Vanni and inner land.

Local authorities are facing fuel shortages to evacuate civilians in safe areas.

Provision of emergency relief and humanitarian assistance has been obstructed by the reduced access of material and fuel through Omanthai checkpoint.