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Former child soldier for the LordÕs Resistance Army, now being rehabilitated in The Rachele Rehabilitation Center for Child Soldiers on the outskirts of Lira. Rachele has helped nearly 2500 former child soldiers back to their childhood. Rehabilitated children usually have a success rate in readjusting to society. The major problem lies in the reintegration into their community who usually resists them, due to fear and anger. The war in Northern Uganda began in 1986 between the LordÕs Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan PeopleÕs Defense Forces (UPDF). The LRA has reigned terror and carnage on Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan ever since. The rebels commonly abduct children to fuel their personnel needs and quickly turn them into soldiers, porters and sexual slaves. The ongoing war has significantly damaged the region and has left an ongoing burden on the local population. Lira, Lira District, Uganda, Africa. December 2005 © Stephen Blake Farrington
Former child soldier for the LordÕs Resistance Army, now being rehabilitated in The Rachele Rehabilitation Center for Child Soldiers on the outskirts of Lira. Rachele has helped nearly 2500 former child soldiers back to their childhood. Rehabilitated children usually have a success rate in readjusting to society. The major problem lies in the reintegration into their community who usually resists them, due to fear and anger. The war in Northern Uganda began in 1986 between the...
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