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Tsunami response update: Sri Lanka

Briefing notes

Tsunami response update: Sri Lanka

25 January 2005

Today, UNHCR is scheduled to finish a four-flight airlift of 2,000 tents to Sri Lanka from our supplies in Amman, Jordan. A further 5,500 tents are being shipped by sea to Colombo. The first 1,000 tents are currently being loaded onto trucks in Colombo and are expected to arrive in Matara and Kalutara in the south and Ampara in the east in the next couple of days. They will be used to house displaced people currently living in makeshift accommodation.