FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UNHCR) -
They come from neighbouring countries, but crossed paths in the tangled
web of war in West Africa.
Manu Famuley, a Liberian matriarch,
recently fled to Sierra Leone to escape the fighting in her country. Massa
Bossa, a Sierra Leonean woman, recently returned from exile in Liberia
to embrace the fragile peace in her homeland. Both women passed through
the same refugee camp without ever meeting, but they share similar stories
that reflect the suffering and strength of the region's refugee women.
Manu, 32, lost her husband, a soldier,