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  1. Sierra Leone : people displaced because of diamonds.

    Article - En anglais

    People from the south east of Sierra Leone are fleeing their homes in large numbers-frightened by violence.

    Since the military overthrew the government in 1992 the violence has increased.

    No one is sure who is carrying out the attacks, but the motive is clear : the area is a good source of diamonds.

    Although the camps for displaced people are generally well organised, there is a shortage of clean water and medical staff and supplies and Médecins sans Frontières is planning to offer help.

    The fighting may be difficult to end, however ; even children are being recruited as soldiers by the government.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Sierra Leone, Diamant, Population, Migration population, Etat sanitaire, Afrique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Sierra Leone, Diamond, Population, Population migration, Health status, Africa

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0663781

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.