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UGANDA: Uganda's Forgotten Emergency: The Unholy Terror of The Lord's Resistance Army

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NAIROBI, 1 August 2003 (IRIN Film & TV) - Since 1986, northern Uganda has been devastated by the rebel insurgency of the Lords Resistance Army. More than a million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes and resettled in camps where they remain dependent on food aid and at the mercy of the rebels. Many thousands have lost their lives. But the greatest tragedy of the conflict is the impact it has had on the children of northern Uganda. Tens of thousands of children have been abducted by the rebels and forced into a new life as child soldier or sex-slave.

Theme(s): (IRIN) Children, (IRIN) Conflict, (IRIN) Human Rights


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