In the last days of
But a recent report from the OCHA paints a different picture and gives more accurate figures.
Over 373,000 civilians have been released from the Menik Farm detention centres as of mid May 2011, but more than 16,000, mainly from Mullaitivu, still remain in the Vavuniya camps.
The total population returned to the
The vast majority of the remaining 16,401 people (4,981 families) hail from Mullaitivu District. Ongoing de-mining and the failure to release ‘several Grama Niladhari Divisions (GNDs)’ for demining are cited as the reasons for the failure to return these people.
However of the people released, ‘an approximate total of 117,888 IDPs, including from the protracted caseload [were] living with host families in Vavuniya (18,589 persons), Mannar (4,928 persons) and
See the full report here.