There is nothing bad here. They get food and other facilities free now. MOST Probably, when they were home they did not have enough food.
Now, they have all the facilities, food , lodging and also SECURITY.
AnuDUD with every post you prove your ignorance, here lets see what the IDPs themselves have to say:
'At first we did not want to flee, leaving behind our hard-earned belongings. Everyday shelling and air strikes made people frightened, and when eight of our neighbours died, we decided to move,' says N. Manjuladevi
'We couldn't stay at home because of the shelling,' says Pathipulla (28), sitting in the long, low hut with a roof of tarpaulin donated by the UN in Manmunai. 'We travelled by river and through the jungle for three days before we finally got here,' says Pathipulla, a mother of five.
A first baby is an incomparable joy for any parent. No doubt it is the same for 20-year-old Jevarani who lives in an IDP camp in Manmunai, but her mind laden with many worries seems to have lessened the joy of the arrival of her little daughter, just the day before. Jevarani had walked from Vakarai three days continuously through jungle terrain. There are seven others cramped in this low-roof tent. Heat is fierce inside. Water and sanitation facilities are only basic, and families cannot cook yet for themselves.
Forty-eight-year-old V.Yoga is cooking beans on a brick stove in the little space allocated for this purpose in the tent. ?We are provided with cooked rice but with only one curry and sometimes we get the same food for many days. So some of us who can afford it try to make a few different dishes. Back at home, every day I cooked whatever my children wanted,? she laments.
Nadarasa, 34, who was once a land-owning farmer in his village walks aimlessly around the camp. ?For 21 years of my life, I have been displaced. We had large acres of paddy land with many tractors. We lived a good life,? he says.
?Thundering shells started to fall and it was a miracle that we survived. Some say our village has been looted. Others say it has been destroyed and there?s no trace of civilization in the area that we once lived. I don?t have any job here and am yearning to go back to my village. But this will only be once we are assured that we will not be displaced once again,? says Nadarasa.
These are just a few stories of these people who you think want to live in the camps your government animals setup for them!
Edited By - Revy - 12 Mar 2007 16:43:54 GMT