Red Cross ‘Worn Out’ in Sri Lanka
20 Apr 09 | BBC
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says government doctors working in the remaining area of fighting in Sri Lanka are “worn out”.
The ICRC says they do not have enough supplies to treat the hundreds, or thousands, of injured people there.
The agency says it would like to help people escaping the zone by land, but it had not yet been given access.
Up to 100,000 Tamil civilians are trapped in the tiny area where Tamil Tiger rebels still confront the army.
Their life on this coastal strip, less than 20 sq km in size, is a nightmare.
There has been shelling there for months, while the UN says the Tigers are preventing the people from escaping, despite rebel denials.
The government is not giving the ICRC access to the landward side of the zone. >>>