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Refugee camps 'to be opened next month'
War refugees free to leave military camps

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  Sri Lankan authorities have opened up the huge refugee camps in the north of the country
  The government says people living in camps since the conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels will have freedom of movement as of next month

  Lynn Pascoe, the UN's political chief, says the situation in camps for Tamils displaced by the recent war is putting reconciliation at risk
May.19 U.N. demands full access to refugees
  The United Nations is demanding full access to refugee camps that are home to an estimated quarter of a million people fleeing the war
May.14 'Exodus' from war zone  More than 2,000 civilians have waded across a lagoon to flee the war zone in the north-east of the country Apr.20   'Thousands flee' combat  At least 25,000 civilians have fled a Tamil Tiger-held area in northern Sri Lanka after troops broke through a fortification

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Aug.15   Tens of thousands flee fighting
  The military ramped up its offensive against the Tamil Tiger rebels' heartland

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Apr.26 Thousands flee strikes
  40,000 people have fled their homes and were moving north to seek safety in the jungle

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