Red Cross barred from Sri Lankan refugee camp

The Washington Post reports today that

The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that its workers have been barred from the country’s largest refugee camp and cannot distribute aid to or monitor the well-being of some 130,000 displaced residents.

The outspoken criticism by the normally discreet aid organization came a day after the United Nations pressed Sri Lanka’s government to allow unfettered access to the war zone in the country’s north. Aid groups must be able to evacuate any civilians still trapped in the north after the defeat of the Tamil Tigers rebel group earlier this week, officials said.

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