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Carrying gathered firewood on a road that is usually susceptible to rebel ambushes. With war and poverty plaguing the region, residents must do all they can to generate income. 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. Nimule/Gulu Road South, Gulu District, Uganda, Africa. July 2004 © Stephen Blake Farrington
Carrying gathered firewood on a road that is usually susceptible to rebel ambushes. With war and poverty plaguing the region, residents must do all they can to generate income. 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...
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