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UN launches education programme for thousands of former combatants in Liberia

by Georgia | November 28, 2005

Monrovia, Liberia - The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia today launched a programme to provide formal education to 20,000 disarmed former combatants as part of efforts to reintegrate into the mainstream the West African country's former belligerents who ended their civil conflict in 2003.

"Your return to school is a vital part of the DDRR process. You owe it to yourself, your family and your country to make use of this opportunity," Mr. Doss, who heads the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), said.

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