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Missionary Spotlight – Ugandan children in crisis
March 2004
Uganda

Missionary Spotlight – Ugandan children in crisis

  Ongoing violence by rebels in the north of Uganda is having a devastating effect on the population, especially on the children. The rebel organisation known cynically as ‘the Lord’s Resistance Army’ (LRA) operates in the area around the city of Gulu. In 17 years of violence, 25,000 children have been abducted, and thousands of others killed.   Child slaves   Children — some as young as nine years old — are being kidnapped at the rate of around ten each day. They are being used as slaves, boy soldiers and, in the case of girls, for sex. Doug Nichols recently wrote, ‘This morning as...

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