Amputees and War Wounded Association

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The Amputees and War Wounded Association (AWWA) is a self-help organization based in Murray Town, Sierra Leone. Founded in 2002 by war victim Alhaji Lamin Jusu Jarka, the aim of the organization is to support the victims of the civil war, specifically those that had the forced Amputation or were otherwise wounded in the conflict, and lobby the government on their behalf.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Fofana, Lansana (2005-09-16). "Africa | S Leone's war amputees 'ignored'". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ "Development and Cooperation". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  3. ^ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2009-02-23). "Refworld | Sierra Leone: Lack of aid funds for amputees, rape survivors, war widows". UNHCR. Retrieved 2012-10-02.