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04 Jan 2017 description

In the humanitarian sector children are often simply seen as the recipients of assistance designed by others, rather than as agents of change who can help shape how their needs are responded to. In my experience it is quite rare, especially in a conflict affected country, that aid organisations ask children directly what their problems are and what change they want to see – let alone deliver it in a way which involves children.

26 Sep 2013 description
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In July 2010 Juliet, a young woman from one of the schools we support in Northern Uganda, came to visit us.

Here we tell her inspirational story and reveal what happened when she took her message all the way to Downing Street.

Captivity

Juliet’s unborn baby turned out to be her saviour.

Kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Northern Uganda when she was just 12 years old, Juliet had no means of escape from the bush where she was being held captive.

17 Oct 2012 description
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Raped. Abused. Sold. Trafficked. Exploited. Tortured. Killed. Millions of the girls of today's world face the threat, trauma and consequence of the gravest violations to their rights. It would be unacceptable if there was just one case – but the true scale of this violence, abuse and neglect is beyond criminal. Still, girls remain overlooked, under-protected and all too often ignored for all their potential. Girls are survivors as well as they are victims; they should have their childhoods today and the choice of being the mothers of tomorrow.

08 Mar 2012 description
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Hundreds of thousands of children in northern Uganda have had their education disrupted because they've been forced to flee their homes for the relative safety of the Internally Displaced People's (IDP) camps.

They're now returning home but there's a severe shortage of adequate schools, teachers and basic materials. Here's how War Child is helping to change all that:

BEFORE

Otingowiye lies in Agogo district - one of the poorest areas of Uganda, which has recently emerged from 21 years of conflict.

13 Jan 2012 description
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We’re helping to protect children and get them into schools in Karamoja – a remote and impoverished region in northern Uganda. Cattle have been an integral part of the nomadic pastoralist way of life for decades. But climate change and the proliferation of small arms has increased the violent competition among rival clans over the dwindling natural resources.

11 Jan 2012 description
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Hundreds of thousands of children in northern Uganda have had their education disrupted because they've been forced to flee their homes for the relative safety of the Internally Displaced People's (IDP) camps.

They're now returning home but there's a severe shortage of adequate schools, teachers and basic materials. Here's how War Child is helping to change all that:

Before

06 Jan 2012 description
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Domestic violence. Forced marriage. Sexual assault.

They’re conversation stoppers in any language.

We’re trying to start one in Karamoja in north eastern Uganda – one of the poorest places on the planet.

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01 Dec 2011 description
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In July 2010 Juliet, a young woman from one of the schools we support in Northern Uganda, came to visit us.

Here we tell her inspirational story and reveal what happened when she took her message all the way to Downing Street.

Juliet's name has been changed to protect her identity.

Captivity

Juliet's unborn baby turned out to be her saviour.

Kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in Northern Uganda when she was just 12 years old, Juliet had no means of escape from the bush where she was being held captive.

14 Dec 2010 description

Summary

On Christmas Eve 2008 and over the following three weeks, 865 women, men and children were savagely beaten to death and hundreds more abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a remote corner in the north-east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in southern Sudan. The attack was a murderous backlash in response to Operation "Lightning Thunder", a military offensive launched some 10 days before against the LRA by Uganda, DRC and southern Sudan.

14 Dec 2010 description

Résumé

A la veille de Noël 2008 et pendant les trois semaines qui ont suivi, 865 hommes, femmes et enfants furent sauvagement battus à mort et des centaines d'autres enlevés par l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (connue sous son sigle anglais : la LRA) dans un coin reculé du nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Sud Soudan. L'attaque était une action de représailles contre l'opération « Eclair de Tonnerre », une offensive militaire lancée contre la LRA quelque 10 jours plus tôt par l'Ouganda, la RDC et le Sud Soudan.

12 Feb 2009 description
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After years of enduring the sound of gun shots, witnessing killings and abductions, I am beginning to feel that the world is forgetting about the two decade conflict in Northern Uganda.

Yes we are enjoying some level of peace and calm now, but the consequences of the war are still vivid in the eyes of many children and young people like me.