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18 Sep 1997 description

AI INDEX: AFR 59/02/97

18 Sep 1997 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK 18 Sept.-- Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), said today that new information on atrocities against children by a rebel faction in Uganda have confirmed earlier UNICEF estimates that up to 10,000 children have been victimized.

18 Sep 1997 description
report Human Rights Watch

(18 September 1997)--Children in Uganda are abducted and frequently murdered by the Lord's Resistance Army, a heavily-armed rebel group fighting the Ugandan government, according to The Scars of Death: Children Abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, released today by Human Rights Watch. The 137-page report charges that children as young as eight years old are kidnapped, tortured, raped, virtually enslaved and sometimes killed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the name of "the Holy Spirit".

18 Sep 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

11 Sep 1997 description

No. 146
Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) David Kilgour will visit Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya from September 13 to 19 to discuss regional peace initiatives in the African Great Lakes region and to express Canada's views on political reform in Kenya.

13 Aug 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

13 Aug 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

24 Jul 1997 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for the Great Lakes
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

24 Jul 1997 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Departement des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

15 Jul 1997 description
report World Vision


reported by Simon Peter Esaku
WV Uganda Communications officer
"The rebels are slaughtering, shooting, mutilating, and burning civilians in houses,"
reported Bundibugyo Area Development Program Manager Alex Wananda, adding that some of
the bodies found had been decapitated. He spoke from the city of Fort Portal in nearby Kabarole
district, where he and his staff had fled to on 16 June when remote Bundibugyo town was
attacked.

As government troops continue to battle insurgents of the Allied Democratic Forces in

03 Jul 1997 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF today reiterated its
deep concern over the continuing plight of thousands of

children abducted by the rebel forces of the

Lord's
Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda.

The rebels have kidnapped an estimated 5,000 to 8,000

children from Gulu and Kitgum and other neighbouring

  districts in northern Uganda

over the past two years
(although no precise figures are yet available). Most of

01 Jul 1997 description
report Oxfam

June 1997



The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam's current
emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears
monthly.

Uganda

Security in the north of Uganda continues to be poor. There are several
rebel factions, with connections over the borders; recent military events in
both southern Sudan and former-Zaire have, no doubt as an intended
side-effect, deprived the Ugandan rebels of some of their bases across these
20 Jun 1997 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

This report includes: A) Resourcing Update B) Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania C) Uganda D) West Africa - General E) News on emergency situations via the Web.

15 Jun 1997 description
report Africanews
by Alex Cege (1,160 words)

Worl Vision, an international relief organisation - in collaboration with Unicef - has produced a 28-page booklet titled Sattered Innocence" which documents the harrowing testimonies of children abducted by rebels in northern Uganda. It is a chilling, soul-searing account of the inhuman treatment meted out to the abducted children - an anguished wail for action.

Held up as an example of what visionary leadership can do to an African country, Uganda now enjoys impeccable credentials in
04 Jun 1997 description

RWANDAN AND BURUNDIAN REFUGEES & RWANDA COUNTRY OPERATIONS
Period covered: May 1 - May 20

30 May 1997 description

(Excerpt)





WFP EMERGENCY REPORT
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

Report No. 22 of 1997 Date: 30 May 1997

This report includes: A) Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Sierra Leone D) Angola E) Guatemala.
28 May 1997 description
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