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In pictures: Surviving Sierra Leone
Melted plastic

Safiatu Koroma was just nine years old when the last thing she ever saw was her father being murdered. Safiatu was screaming and the killers ordered her to be quiet.

"When I was still crying they burst one eye and they melted plastic in my other eye," she said in her soft voice.

Her family has abandoned her and she now lives in a blind school in the capital, Freetown.

"God said we should forgive the people who do bad to us, so I forgive them."

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