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Saturday 8 January 2005

Sri Lanka: Health risks rise as aid fails to arrive

Between the toilets and kitchens of a refugee camp set up in the grounds and rooms of Mahmud Ladies College, seven-month-old Fatima is wailing in the arms of her grandmother. Thin and frail, the baby has survived the waves that pounded her beachside home almost two weeks ago only to find herself threatened by another killer: diarrhoea.

Although medicine is getting through, food supplies are erratic and Fatima is still losing weight. "Since the illness came, she is getting thinner. I do not know what to do," says Meera staring down at her daughter's baby.

Read the Full Article on The Guardian

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Sat Jan 08, 05:10:00 AM IST  
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