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21 May 2007 description

A ceasefire is now in place in the Kailahun district of eastern Sierra Leone, but there are hundreds of thousands of largely young, unemployed internally displaced persons, most of them in the cities. They have almost no economic prospects and thus harbour considerable potential for conflict. At the same time, there is a lack of workers to rebuild the country's agriculture sector, the sector with the greatest potential for growth in Sierra Leone.

11 Apr 2001 description

GTZ supplies food and builds transit camp

Eschborn, 11 April 2001 - At the start of April Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) resumed food convoys to the refugees trapped in the border region between Sierra Leone and Liberia. After a rebel attack on one of the border villages, convoys had to be temporarily suspended in March. Under a commission for the World Food Programme (WFP) GTZ is delivering up to 70 tons of food a day to this strip of land, and is organising storage of the food.