Sierra Leone is still (2006) recovering from the affects of the civil war that devastated the country and its people in the 1990s. Statistics about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS are not available from UNICEF. however it is clear that children are particularly vulnerable as the infant mortality rare is about 30%. UNICEF is working in collaboration with international and local non-governmental organisations such as SOS Children's Villages in the campaign to fight against HIV/AIDS.

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