Uganda: November 23, 2003


Gunships attacked suspected rebel positions in the Teso region. 

One of the most vicious costs of the LRA's campaign is their insidious targeting of children. The Rachele Rehabilitation Center in Lira, currently the region worst-affected by fighting, is trying to reintegrate 50 northern Ugandan girls into society. Abducted by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels to be their fighters and concubines, these children not only have to be mothers before their time but also deal with social stigmata. While trying to heal 50 children is only a drop in Uganda's bucket of woe, at least it's a single step in the right direction. 

However, northern Uganda also has a very high HIV/AIDS rate and almost overwhelming poverty to burden it's people. The week before, 30 local politicians walked out of parliament to protest how the government was handling the war against the LRA. - Adam Geibel


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