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This report based entirely on data provided by the Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu District
Secretariats is intended to show the amount oI essential Iood items that have entered Vanni by
convoys in the months oI October and November 2008. It collates the quantities oI Iood items
that were sent by the Commissioner General oI Essential Services (CGES) and World Food
Program as relieI Ior the IDPS and the quatities brought in by the Multipurpose Co-operative
Societies Ior sale through its shops. This thereIore includes all the channels by which Iood is
brought into Vanni at present.

Vanni was not only selI suIIicient in rice production, it also exported it. The displacement oI
halI the population oI Vanni is mostly Irom regions oI Iood production such as, Vavuniya
North, Mannar, Oddusuddan, and Poonahari. The restriction on Iood items coming into Vanni
must also be iudged in the backdrop oI this loss oI local rice production caused by
displacement.

The last NESoHR report on this subiect dated 12 September 2008, released on the eve oI the
eviction oI UN agencies and other INGOs Irom Vanni by the Sri Lankan Government,
summarized quantities oI some essential Iood items brought into Vanni as relieI Ior the IDPs
Irom January 2008 until August 2008. Those Iigures and the shortIalls are summarized in the
table below.

CƵĂƚŝƚŝĞƐ ƌĞƋƵĞƐƚĞĚ ĂŶĚ ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ďƌŽŐŚƚ ŝŶƚŽ VĂŶŶŝ ĨƌŽŵ IĂŶƵĂƌLJͲAƵŐƵƐƚ ϮϬϬϴ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ IDÞƐ
CƵĂŶƚŝƚŝĞƐ ŝŶ
MĞƚƌŝĐ 1ŽŶƐ
Žƌ kŝůŽͲLŝƚƌĞƐ
1ŽƚĂů
ƌĞƋƵĞƐƚĞĚ
ďLJ ƚŚĞ ƚǁŽ
GAƐ
1ŽƚĂů
ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ŝŶ
VĂŶŶŝ ĨƌŽŵ
CGL5
1ŽƚĂů
ďƌŽƵŐŚƚ
ŝŶƚŽ VĂŶŶŝ
ďLJ WIÞ
1ŽƚĂů
ƐŚŽƌƚĨĂůů ĨŽƌ
ƚŚĞ ĞŝŐŚƚ
ŵŽŶƚŚƐ
5ŚŽƌƚĨĂůů ĂƐ Ă й ŽĨ
ƚŚĞ ƚŽƚĂů ĂŵŽƵŶƚ
ƌĞƋƵĞƐƚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ
ƚǁŽ GĂƐ
IůŽƵƌ ϯϲϮϬ ϮϰϰϬ ϮϭϭϬ ͲϵϯϬ lŶ LdžĐĞƐƐ
5ƵŐĂƌ ϱϮϯϯ ϰϰϭϵ ϯϵϮ ϰϮϮ ϴй
LĞŶƚŝůƐ ϮϮϭϬ ϳϳ ϴϭϵ ϭϯϭϰ ϲϬй
MŝůŬ ÞŽǁĚĞƌ Ϯϱϭϵ ϯϱϰ Ϭ Ϯϭϲϱ ϴϲй
kĞƌŽƐĞŶĞ ϭϬ͕ϯϬϬ ϳ͕ϵϭϴ Ϯ͕ϯϴϭ Ϯϯй

Since the eviction oI the UN and other international agencies, relieI Iood items Ior the IDPs
were brought in very large convoys receiving much media attention. UN aganecies have also
claimed that suIIicient Iood is reaching the IDPs. The October-November data presented below
will show the reality oI the availability oI Iood in Vanni.

As already stated, Iood is brought into Vanni through three separate channels, namely,
Commissioner General oI Essential Services, World Food Program, and Multipurpose Co-
opererative Societies. The quatitties oI Iood brought through these three channels Ior the two
months Ior the two Districts and the shortIall oI Iood items Ior the entire population calculated
based on the standard WFP allocation are shown in the tables below.

IŽŽĚ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ MƵůůĂŝƚŚŝǀƵ DŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ 5ĞĐƌĞƚĂƌŝĂƚ ĨŽƌ CĐƚ Θ NŽǀ ϮϬϬϴ
CƵĂŶƚŝƚŝĞƐ ŝŶ
MĞƚƌŝĐ 1ŽŶƐ CCLS
SƉĞĐŝĂů
CŽŶǀŽLJ
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SŽĐŝĞƚŝĞƐ
1ŽƚĂů
CĐƚ nŽǀ CĐƚ nŽǀ CĐƚ nŽǀ CĐƚ nŽǀ
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LĞŶƚŝůƐ ϲ ϯ͘ϱ ϴϳ͘ϵ ϲϵ ϭϯϲ͘ϰ ϯϬϮ͘ϴ
MŝůŬ ÞŽǁĚĞƌ ϮϬ Ϯ ϮϮ
VĞŐ Cŝů Ϯϱ͘ϴ Ϯϴ ϱϳ ϭϭϬ͘ϴ
CƚŚĞƌ ĨŽŽĚ ϯϱϮ͘ϵ ϭϲϳ͘ϳ ϱϮϬ͘ϲ
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ϭϮϰϱϴϵ ϴϴϵϲ ϮϬϯϲϮϵ
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CĐƚ nŽǀ CĐƚ nŽǀ CĐƚ nŽǀ CĐƚ nŽǀ

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5ƵŐĂƌ Ϭ͘ϬϮ ϭ͘Ϯ ϲϳϯ͘ϲ ϲϮϮ͘ϰ ϭϮϵϲ ϱϬϱ͘ϴϯϴϰ ͲϳϵϬ͘ϭϲ

LĞŶƚŝůƐ Ϭ͘Ϭϲ ϯ͘ϲ ϯϬϮ͘ϴ ϯϮϱ͘Ϭϳ ϲϮϳ͘ϴϳ ϭϱϭϳ͘ϱϭϱ ϴϴϵ͘ϲϰ ϱϴ͘ϲ
MŝůŬ ƉŽǁĚĞƌ

ϮϮ ϱϯ͘Ϯ ϳϱ͘Ϯ

VĞŐ Cŝů Ϭ͘ϬϮ ϭ͘Ϯ ϭϭϬ͘ϴ ϳϮ͘ϲ ϭϴϯ͘ϰ ϱϬϱ͘ϴϯϴϰ ϯϮϮ͘ϰϯ ϲϯ͘ϳ
CƚŚĞƌ ĨŽŽĚ

ϱϮϬ͘ϲ ϵϰϮ͘Ϯ ϭϰϲϮ͘ϴ

Food distributed to IDPs in Aovember-ô8

The end result oI the losses oI cultivation and restrictions imposed by the Sri Lankan
Government on Iood entering Vanni is the reduced amount oI Iood distribution to the large IDP
population in Vanni. The Iollowing are the oIIicial Iigures oI the Mullaithivu and Kilinochchi
District Secretariats on the amount oI Iood distributed during the Iour weeks oI the month oI
November to the IDPs who are receiving the WFP relieI. The quantities are indicated as the
number oI days calculated based on WFP allocation Ior which the quantities supplied is
adequate.

NƵŵďĞƌ ŽĨ ĚĂLJƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ǁĞĞŬ ĨŽƌ ǁŚŝĐŚ ƚŚĞ ƋƵĂŶƚŝƚLJ ƐƵƉƉůŝĞĚ ŝŶ NŽǀͲϬϴ ŝƐ ĂĚĞƋƵĂƚĞ

DƵůůĂŝƚŚŝǀƵŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ <ŝůŝŶŽĐŚĐŚŝŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ

WŬͲϭ WŬͲϮ WŬͲϯ WŬͲϰ WŬͲϭ WŬͲϮ WŬͲϯ WŬͲϰ
8ŝĐĞ ϱ ϱ Ϭ ϭ͘ϱ Ϭ ϯ Ϭ ϳ
lůŽƵƌ ϱ ϱ Ϭ ϭ͘ϱ Ϭ ϯ Ϭ ϳ
LĞŶƚŝůƐ ϱ ϱ Ϭ ϳ Ϭ ϱ Ϭ ϳ
SƵŐĂƌ ϱ ϱ Ϭ ϯ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ
vĞŐ Cŝů ϱ ϱ Ϭ ϳ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ ϰ

Covernment Agents ordered not request assistance from UA and IACOs






In November, the
Commissioner General oI
Essential Services sent a
common letter, pictured leIt, to
the three Government Agents in
Vanni ordering them not to
request assistance Ior the IDPs
Irom UN and other international
agencies.


In the backdrop of the food
restrictions described above
this order is clear evidence of
using food as a weapon and it
is a serious crime.



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