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- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
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- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
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Civil war has engulfed much of northern Uganda for nearly 20 years bringing violence and insecurity on par with that in Darfur. But peace talks are now underway and many are optimistic that fighting between rebel soldiers and government forces will come to an end.
At the core of the conflict in is the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group with no discernible goals except to overthrow the current government and install one based on its interpretation of the Ten Commandments.
Melissa Fitzgerald is a film and television actress, recently completing her role as Carol on NBC's "The West Wing." She is currently volunteering with IMC in Northern Uganda. This is her latest email, sent to friends and family, about her experiences there.
We have spent the past few days in the Southwest part of Uganda, away from the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) in the Kyenjojo district, working in a refugee camp called KYAKA II. Most of the over 15,000 resident's of Kyaka II are refugees from the Congo (where there is civil war).
In the last six months, the world has put to use the lessons of Rwanda and made a concerted effort to confront the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The crisis in northern Uganda has been called "perhaps the most under-reported story in the world today," by Jan Egeland, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs & Emergency Relief Coordinator. IMC provides this interview with its Country Director in Uganda, Henk Bruyn, to help explain the situation and the need for increased international response.