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20 Jan 2007 description

Haider Rizvi

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (OneWorld) - Worried that a continued deadlock in peace talks between the Ugandan government and rebel forces could unleash another wave of bloodshed, international aid organizations are urging the United Nations to step up its efforts to bring the two sides back to the negotiating table.

"The international community needs to inject all its diplomatic energy to persuade both parties to keep talking and come to a just and sustainable settlement," said Savio Carvalho of the international humanitarian aid group Oxfam International.

10 Mar 2005 description

Daniel Nelson

10 March 2005, OneWorld UK - The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) sharply criticised the Uganda government yesterday (Wednesday) for failing to tackle "one of the worst [humanitarian] crises in the world".

About 1.6 million northern Ugandans are estimated to have fled their homes as a result of the instability caused by Lord's Resistance Army rebels, an extremely violent, rag-tag group known for its brutality and kidnapping of children. It forces them into combat and sexual servitude.