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Sierra Leone Soccer Survivors: Using Sport to Promote Peace

In 1991, a civil war broke out in Sierra Leone–and it lasted for over a decade. The violence devastated the community with many innocent people suffering brutal amputations as a result of the unrest. Years later, these amputees formed a soccer team and now they want to send a message of peace to the world. Fusion Live recently got a chance to spend time with the team at St. John’s University in Queens.

Check out their story.

Credit: Jessica Blank and Sebastian Perry

Sierra Leone Soccer Survivors: Using Sport to Promote Peace

In 1991, a civil war broke out in Sierra Leone–and it lasted for over a decade. The violence devastated the community with many innocent people suffering brutal amputations as a result of the unrest. Years later, these amputees formed a soccer team and now they want to send a message of peace to the world. Fusion Live recently got a chance to spend time with the team at St. John’s University in Queens.

Check out their story.

Credit: Jessica Blank and Sebastian Perry

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