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Women gather around a homemade still in the rural Ogur Internally Displaced PeopleÕs (IDP) camp. The still produces a regional alcohol, named ÒWaragi,Ó made from millet, which will later be sold locally. Due to lack of opportunity for wages the displaced must do all they can to generate income. This local brew contributes to many social problems such as violence, defilement, theft and lethargy. Ogur contains an estimated 28,000 people. 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. Lira, Lira District, Uganda, Africa. December 2005 © Stephen Blake Farrington
Women gather around a homemade still in the rural Ogur Internally Displaced PeopleÕs (IDP) camp. The still produces a regional alcohol, named ÒWaragi,Ó made from millet, which will later be sold locally. Due to lack of opportunity for wages the displaced must do all they can to generate income. This local brew contributes to many social problems such as violence, defilement, theft and lethargy. Ogur contains an estimated 28,000 people. The IDP camps of Northern Uganda...
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