ACHR PRESS RELEASE
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25 April 2007
The Karuna faction sent two threatening emails respectively on 17 April and 20 April 2007 to the members of the CHA and UN workers.
At least seven humanitarian workers have been killed so far in 2007; while at least three workers of Halo Trust have been reported missing after abduction in Jaffna.
Because of the death threats, on 31 March 2007, the Consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations in
“These are part of the concerted efforts of the Sri Lankan government to throw out humanitarian agencies from the war zones and make the lives of the civilians untenable. The threat given by
“The Sri Lankan government does not have a track record of protecting humanitarian workers. Rather, its army personnel killed 17 workers of Action Contre la Faim and the government has failed to establish accountability. Unless the UN intervenes, more aid workers will become victims” – warned Mr Chakma.