A View from Behind the Barbed Wire

A Canadian UNHCR worker shares her experiences and opinions about the plight of internally displaced Tamils in northern Sri Lanka

Jeff Davis
Published: Wednesday, 08/12/2009 12:00 am EDT

During the final months of Sri Lanka's civil war, the island nation's government barred the media and other observers from entering the war zone. As a result, first-hand accounts of the conditions facing the hundreds of thousands of Tamils forced to flee their homes, and later interned in internally displaced peoples (IDP) camps, were practically non-existent.

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