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The Crisis in Northern Uganda

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The Crisis in Northern Uganda: The civil war has been going on for 19 years, since 1986. As many as 30,000 children have been abducted by the rebel Lord s Resistance Army (LRA) and forced to serve as soldiers, laborers and sex slaves. To escape LRA abduction, every night as many as 40,000 children flee their homes in the countryside to sleep in the relative safety of towns. At least 1.3 million people have been displaced in northern Uganda. In three districts there, an estimated 90 percent of civilians are homeless.
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Unformatted text preview: • The LRA attacks civilians even in displaced persons camps. Many residents of the camps have been forced to move there by the Ugandan government for their protection. However, the Ugandan government often fails to protect camp residents from attack. • The Ugandan government has also recruited children as soldiers. For More Information: http://www.ugandacan.org/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QScDMeSyTs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99yfE32gTw8...
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