UN launches new phase of support in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General as a "success story" because of the great strides it has made towards peace, stability and long-term development

The UN is ending its peace and political operations on 31 March to focus more on supporting the economic development of the West African nation.

Daljit Dhaliwal takes a look back at the progress made since Sierra Leone's particularly brutal civil war which ended in 2002.

She tells the story of UN security officer, Al Hadji Ahmed Jusuf Jaka, one of the thousands of people disabled as a result of savage amputations of limbs by rebels.

Duration: 3'59''

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