As Sierra Leone begins the process of rebuilding after a devastating 10-year civil war, it is trying to reintegrate the thousands of young people who have been serving as child soldiers for much of their lives. The international community has been pouring millions of dollars into rehabilitation and reintegration programs through non-government organizations.
On this edition of Dateline, Luis Ramirez reports that much of the rebuilding will have to begin with repairing the country's damaged social structures.
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