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Maps reflect general situation on 5 January 2005. Sources: United Nations, Governments of India, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka

More than 30,000 people have been killed and 835,000 have been made homeless mainly in the southern and eastern coastal regions.

Worst affected districts are Jaffna, Kuchaveli, Mullativu, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Hambantota, Matara and Galle. Some 49,000 people are living in refugee camps in Galle alone.

The United Nations and other agencies are working to distribute food, shelter and supplies in these districts. Tensions between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels are hampering aid distribution to some parts of the north east of the country.

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