Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up indiscriminate artillery barrage towards the heart of 'safety zone' since Thursday noon killing at least 44 civilians and causing injuries to 178, initial reports from Vanni said. The shelling has targeted Chuthanthirapuram 100-housing scheme, where at least 7 civilians were reported killed. 16 civilians were reportedly killed and scores wounded near St. Antony's Church in Chuthanthirapuram.
A war that most people don’t even know about a war not so different to Vietnam, the indiscriminate bombing of innocent civilians, schools, temples, orphanages, refugee camps and hospitals.
The Government of Sri Lanka has removed all International Volunteer Organizations (INGOs) out of northern region where the conflict is taking place and as the Government does not allow any International Media into the area there are NO WITNESSES of the ongoing genocide and the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
ICRC Have confirmed hundreds of innocent civilians have been killed since the weekend. The Sri Lankan government have been firing multi barrel rocket launchers into the densely populated area, agreed by the government as the safety zone.
Thousands of people have also been seriously injured the hospital say they can’t cope and have requested emergency medical supplies, of which without many more hundreds will die of their injuries, but so far the International Community have not responded.
Speaking in Geneva, the ICRC's head of operations for South Asia, Jacques de Maio, said the civilian population was paying the price for the conflict.
“We talk about approximately a quarter of a million persons who are fundamentally trapped in a very small restricted perimeter - 250 sq km [96 sq m] - which is the theatre of very intense combat," he said.
"They find themselves simply under fire and highly vulnerable. Access to medical care is almost non-existent at this point. They are in need of food, they are in need of shelter and most of all they are in need of security."
The ICRC have based its figures of hundreds dead on body counts by its staff in local hospitals. On Tuesday ICRC wanted to evacuate 200 critically wounded people but did not receive security clearance they said those patients, now face death. It is now Wednesday night and many of the wounded have died, as they were not given a safe passage to the hospitals in the government-controlled areas for emergency medical assistance that they needed.
International media have also been denied access in Gaza, but the international news agencies are airing the reports done by local media and using their footage but not in Sri Lanka - WHY?
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