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Child headed home in the Unyama Internally Displaced PeopleÕs (IDPs) camp. The children shown here lost their parents to AIDS and now must take on all of the responsibilities of the household. Children managing their families have become common in regions hit hard by HIV/AIDS. The IDP camps of Northern Uganda formed when areas in the region became unsafe for civilians to live. Clean water, sanitation, food, employment, education, moral living, and human rights have almost been entirely depleted. Furthermore, congestion within the camps has contributed to major health and living problems. With 1.6 Ð 2 million people displaced and with an almost total lack of resources to care for them, the local peopleÕs very existence physically, emotionally and culturally is at stake. The war between the LordÕs Resistance Army and the Ugandan military has been transpiring since 1986. Thousands have been killed and abducted. Unyama (off Kitgum Road North) Gulu District, Uganda, Africa. December 2005 © Stephen Blake Farrington
Child headed home in the Unyama Internally Displaced PeopleÕs (IDPs) camp. The children shown here lost their parents to AIDS and now must take on all of the responsibilities of the household. Children managing their families have become common in regions hit hard by HIV/AIDS. The IDP camps of Northern Uganda formed when areas in the region became unsafe for civilians to live. Clean water, sanitation, food, employment, education, moral living, and human rights have almost been entirely...
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