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11 May 2009 description

To: Members of the United Nations Security Council
From: International Crisis Group
Re: UNSC Mission to Africa, 14-21 May 2009

03 Feb 2009 description

Four actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and three improved in January 2009, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group's monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today.

Hundreds of civilians were killed and more wounded in Sri Lanka, as government forces there made continued decisive gains against the LTTE rebels in the north of the island. An estimated 250,000 civilians remain trapped alongside LTTE fighters near the northern town of Mullaittivu.