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uNight: For the Children of Ugandais a not-for-profit organization that works to mobilize the public and build a network of concerned citizens in the United States and abroad to raise awareness to help stop the 20 year civil war in Uganda and to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims, especially the two generations of children whose culture and way of life has been systematically destroyed by war andneglect.

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a conspiracy of silence
A Conspiracy of Silence

STATEMENT before THE UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS:

“What should I tell the children of northern Uganda, when they write and ask:

Does anybody out there really care really care about our fate, about what is happening to us and our parents? We hear your deep silence.”

Tuesday, 10 April 2001,

Olara A. Otunnu,

United Nations Under-Secretary-General,

Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, 1997-2005

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“The whole world watches as our children die.

Nobody cares anymore - if they did then someone would have come and stopped the war. Then we could go home and live and work to feed our children and earn money to send then to school. We cannot afford to buy medicine for our dying children – in the name of God, please someone help us before we all die.”

Mary,

Mother of seven children & three orphans,

Aware Camp, Gulu district, northern Uganda.

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tsunami northern uganda
Tsunami & Northern Uganda

Tsunami

* 184,168 confirmed deaths

* 14,100 missing

* 1.69 million people displaced

Northern Uganda

* Between 100,000 - 250,000 deaths

* 25,000 children abducted and missing

* 2 million people displaced

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tsunami and northern uganda
Tsunami and Northern Uganda

“The humanitarian situation in the war-torn northern region is worse than the Tsunami disaster that affected millions of people in South Asia”

Mr. Ken Davies,

Uganda Country Representative

World Food Program (WFP)

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iraq and northern uganda
Iraq and Northern Uganda

Number of

DEATHS BY VIOLENCE daily:

Iraq:

5.2 people / million

Acholiland:

17 people/ million

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darfur northern uganda
DARFUR & NORTHERN UGANDA

“Crude mortality rates are more than three times higher than those recorded in Darfur in October 2005.”

Counting the Cost: Twenty Years of War in Northern Uganda

30th March 2006

Civil Societies for Peace in Northern Uganda

(CSOPNU)

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uganda violent death
Uganda: violent Death

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in pictures
In pictures…

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uganda food lines
Uganda: Food Lines

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Uganda: Child MalnutritionSeverely malnourished child being weighed at a therapeutic centre in St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital, Kitgum. Most of the malnourished children treated there come from IDP camps.

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"A recent UN report noted that more than 90% of the fatalities in Northern Uganda are the result of the policy of forced displacement, with 9% attributed to attacks by the LRA."

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/07/catch-22-in-uganda-lra-icc-and-peace.php

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thank you
Thank you

WEBALE NNYO

APWOYO

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