UN says unable to leave Sri Lanka's war-torn northThe United Nations said Sunday its aid staff were unable to comply with a Sri Lankan government order to quit the war-torn north of the island because of protests by local civilians.
UN agencies say some 160,000 people have been displaced in the past few months in the districts of Mullaittivu and Kilinochchi as the government steps up its offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels.
Some 70,000 people have fled due to fighting in the past two months alone.
UN agencies began pulling out of the region on Thursday after Colombo said it could not guarantee the safety of aid workers.
"We have temporarily suspended withdrawing our staff, vehicles and other equipment. Large groups of civilians continue to block our offices in the Wanni since Friday," UN spokesman, Gordon Weiss told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .
He said thousands of men, women and children were protesting outside UN and other international aid agency offices in Kilinochchi to stop aid workers from leaving.
"The Sri Lankan government is very much aware of the present situation," he said, adding that the UN's Colombo offices were waiting further instructions "Further Instructions" is the third episode of the third season of Lost. It aired on October 18, 2006, making it the 50th episode of the series. The episode was written by Carlton Cuse and Elizabeth Sarnoff and directed by Stephen Williams. from their headquarters in New York New York, state, United States
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