UN has asked srilanka Govt & LTTE to ensure that all innocent people, including the displaced, are treated according to international humanitarian law.
LTTE Ban and the Government to accord "immediate and absolute priority" to ensuring the protection and well-being of civilians, including humanitarian aid workers.
The Secretary-General of UN also called on both to respect "no fire zones," "safe areas," and civilian infrastructure including home, schools, medical facilities and humanitarian facilities and assets.
They called all parties to allow and facilitate the movement of the 250,000 civilians currently caught up in fighting to safe areas.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) nearly 5,000 people have managed to cross the zones held by the LTTE to Government-controlled areas since late November.