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27 May 2009 description

Creation of opportunities is crucial to avoid return to conflict. The Women's Refugee Commission supports a coalition of Sierra Leonean youth groups in its call for a National Youth Commission that will offer opportunities for the young people of Sierra Leone to help rebuild their conflict-affected country, seven years after its devastating civil war.

"Sierra Leone is at a critical juncture," said Jenny Perlman Robinson, Senior Program Officer of the Women's Refugee Commission's Children and Youth Program.