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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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The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is a partnership among sub-Saharan African and American universities led by Makerere University in Uganda. The RAN is co-directed by Tulane University and includes Stanford University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and four regional Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) located in Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa. The RAN is supported and funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Science, Technology and Innovation (USAID).
Twenty-one years of war, destruction, and the displacement of over 1.5 million people have turned northern Ugandan into a humanitarian disaster. One of the war's principal perpetrators has been the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). To fill its ranks, the LRA has abducted tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom have been forced to maim and kill their victims.
Since the late 1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a spiritualist rebel group with no clear political agenda, has abducted tens of thousands of children and adults to serve as porters and soldiers. Rebel commanders have forced girls, some as young as 12 years old, to serve as sexual and domestic servants (1) and forced their fighters to inflict horrific injuries by cutting off the ears, noses, lips, and limbs of defenseless civilians. Experience of forced conscription into the LRA is traumatic and varies in scope and intensity.