Monday, September 07, 2009

Sri Lanka ‘expels Unicef spokesman’

Al Jazeera, Sep 7, 2009

Thousands of Tamil children are being held in military-run displacement camps [Reuters]

A senior official from Unicef, the United Nations’ children’s fund, has been ordered to leave Sri Lanka after he expressed concerns over the plight of Tamil children during the government’s military campaign against Tamil rebels, the UN has said.

James Elder, the official spokesperson for Unicef, has reportedly been told by Sri Lankan officials that he has two weeks to leave the country.

Unicef says no reason has been given for the expulsion.

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