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27 Jun 2002 description

By Ann Scott Tyson, Special correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor

07 Mar 2001 description

By Edward Girardet

11 May 2000 description

By Suman Bandrapalli

It happens everyday, somewhere. It happened in Sierra Leone on Tuesday: Several hundred Sierra Leoneans fled their homes to neighboring Guinea to escape the internal strife that reignited last week. This latest exodus of refugees is following in the footsteps of 460,000 other Sierra Leoneans who have sought shelter in other countries since the conflict first erupted eight years ago. At the end of 1999, armed conflict, disaster, or persecution forced more than 14 million people around the world to seek refuge on foreign soil.

20 Oct 1999 description

Officials and activists from all over the world meet to strategize against rising use of child soldiers.