Released from camps, Sri Lankans face long road home

IRIN reports that thousands of internally displaced persons who have left camps in Sri Lanka’s north say they are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Those leaving camps are transferred to transit points such as schools or churches, and then make their way to their places of origin or new resettlement areas, according to local NGO sources working with the returnees. Many are accompanied by dozens of other family members who cannot return to their homes because the areas have still to be cleared of mines laid during the conflict. This means homes are overcrowded and resources stretched, according to local NGOs in Jaffna.

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