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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Massacre leads charity to abandon Sri Lanka

TheGlobeandMail: 08/08/2006"

Paris -- The French charity Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) said yesterday it was suspending its mission to Sri Lanka following the massacre of 15 of its staff in the country.

"These humanitarian workers were clearly identified by their T-shirts as members of a non-governmental organization," said the group's director, BenoƮt Miribel.

ACF earlier said it had recovered the bodies of its staffers -- all Sri Lankan nationals -- from its office in the northeastern town of Muttur, where heavy fighting has pitted Sri Lankan troops against Tamil Tiger rebels. AFP


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