The official account of UNHCR. Follow us as we provide vital aid and protection to the forcibly displaced around the world.
There are 2,850 family sized tents dispersed throughout the camps.
The tents are assembled so the refugees have somewhere to sleep.
Overcrowding at the camps is becoming a major worry.
New arrivals at Menik Farm, one of the 38 IDP sites, following an escalation in fighting between government forces and Tamil rebels.
UNHCR officials oversee the unloading of the tents.
The first UNHCR emergency airlift flight for Sri Lanka arrives carrying 2,850 family-sized tents from the refugee agency's central stockpiles in Dubai.
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