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UN News
20 May 2009

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that up to 80,000 people have left the conflict zone in the last three days alone, bringing the total number of those displaced in the last several months to 280,000. ()

He said some 230,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been screened and registered and are currently accommodated in 41 sites spread across four districts. Another 50,000 people are undergoing screening and registration at various points and awaiting transportation to the sites.

Source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=30864&Cr=sri+lanka&Cr1=

More info on IDPs statement by the representative of the SG on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, 15 May 2009
 

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