PLAY YOUR PART TO AVOID WITNESSING CHOATIC EVENTS LIKE NORTHERN UGANDA INCIDENCE
TAKE ACTION NOW FOR WORLD PEACE!!!!
BE THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE TO A FRIEND…
DO NOT LIVE TO REGRET THE WORLD
Why involve the children?!!!!
The LRA's principal means of recruiting its forces has been the abduction of children; about 90% of the recruits are children. The LRA is composed of about 3,000 abducted children controlled by a core group of 150-200 officers led by Joseph Kony, about whom little is known with certainty, although he apparently guides the LRA with a kind of apocalyptic mysticism grounded in the Bible. Under Kony's command, LRA forces have been responsible for tens of thousands of rapes, assaults and killings of unarmed civilians. An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 children have been abducted over the years and forced to witness and commit atrocities during the conflict.
More than 1.7 million northerners have been displaced by the war and live in harsh and often desperate conditions in camps for the internally displaced (IDP). Many of those living in camps were forcibly moved into these camps by the Ugandan army (Ugandan People's Defense Force, UPDF), on the grounds that the displacement was militarily necessary to combat the LRA and to help distinguish civilians from fighters. In certain districts, up to 95% of the population is internally displaced.
Camp conditions have led to acute malnutrition in children and the near-total destruction of social networks, culture and norms. More than 300,000 children under the age of five suffer from malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and preventable diseases. 1,000 people are dying every week because of this war. Many women and girls are forced to trade sex for basic necessities, obviously contributing to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, the camps are far from secure, in spite of the odd UPDF soldier on guard and the presence of local militias organized for protection.
Whether the conflict ends tomorrow or lingers into the coming years, it is certain that the livelihood, culture and future of the northerners have suffered indescribable damage. The rebuilding process cannot begin too soon; supporting the development of young Acholi leaders and professionals constitutes an essential investment in the future of the region, whatever the political prospects of the region.
Worst scenario is that fire out break is the order costing the already vulnerable to be more in pain.
All these are man made issues which you can correct.
Take peace Action now,
Make your world Enjoyable ground.
GET INSPIRED, INVOLVED NOW!!!!!!
BY –OCEN GODWIN