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06 Jul 2004 description
report Global IDP Project

Increased international attention has yet to produce signs of an end to one of the world's most brutal humanitarian crises, which has displaced 1.6 million people in northern Uganda. The rebellion by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which kidnaps children, brutalises them, and sends them out to slaughter their friends and relatives, has been going on for 18 years. Some 28,000 children have been abducted, nearly half of them in the two years up to May 2004.

18 Dec 2003 description
report Global IDP Project

GENEVA, 18 December 2003 - Uganda's donors should insist that the government protect the 1.4 million internally displaced people, or IDPs, who have been uprooted by the fighting between government forces and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in the north of the country, concludes a report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Global IDP Project today.