Portraits of displacement

The civil war in Sri Lanka endured for nearly two decades, leaving some 65,000 people dead more than 800,000 people were internally displaced while some 120,000 sought refuge in other countries. Cease-fire, agreed in February 2002, signaled an end to two bitter decades of violent conflict and hope for peace was on the horizon. Four years later (Aprli 2006) that hope was shattered when fighting in the North and East restarted and some 180,000 people were again forced to flee their homes.
United Nations and international humanitarian agencies, throughout endeavored to help communities to rebuild their lives and mitigate suffer that displacement brought... while fighting is ongoing, suffer and loss continue to be no stranger to the people of Sri Lanka.