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UN Humanitarian Chief’s objective departure

UN Under Secretary-General John Holmes who wound up duties as humanitarian co-ordinator early this week speaking of his experience with the Lankan situation, said it was one of the most difficult issues he had faced in terms of the tricky balancing act of telling the truth and advocating objectively, amidst the heavy propaganda on both sides of the conflict, while continuing to provide humanitarian assistance on the ground.
Several challenges remained, but on balance, helping Sri Lanka’s internally displaced persons and refugees was something “we got more right than wrong”, he said.
Most had returned home and some of the worst predictions of what would happen to them had not come to pass. (Reliefweb)