U.N. chief: Sri Lanka camp ‘appalling’
After visiting a displacement camp in Sri Lanka on Saturday and flying over the site of the last battle in the country's recently ended civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the sites "appalling."
"I have traveled around the world and visited similar places, but this is by far the most appalling scenes I have seen," Ban told CNN. "I sympathize fully with all of the displaced persons."
Ban called for better humanitarian aid after interviewing some of the people regarding shortages of water and medicine.
Ban toured the camp - Manik Farm, a sprawling camp for internally displaced people in the country's north - days after Sri Lanka declared victory in a 25-year civil war against the Tamil Tigers rebels.