Acholi Boy with Toy Gun, Muchwini Internally Displaced Camp, Uganda
Like other children, a young boy in northern Uganda lives in constant danger of being abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA has abducted tens of thousands of men, women, and children, subjecting them to violence and forcing them to commit violent acts.
It would seem the laws that govern war and human rights have played little part here and have been ignored openly by the Lords Resistance Army, the government, its forces and the international community.
It is without doubt one of the most serious and under reported humanitarian situations in the world and it is a conflict of unimaginable terror waged upon innocent people for no apparent reason. Here are the faces of some of the Acholi people who have suffered for so long. They come from two IDP camps in northern Uganda, north of Kitgum town; Mucweini and Madi-Opei.