Assessing Trauma in Sierra Leone


This report is based on a mental health survey of persons in Freetown, Sierra Leone in May 1999. Several months earlier the city saw fierce fighting that left more than 6000 people dead, an untold number injured and mutilated, and tens of thousands homeless. Many of those affected had gone through similar experiences before, and had fled to Freetown for its relative safety.

Key wordsarmed conflict / children / trauma

CountriesSierra Leone

CategoryManuals and guidelines