Northern Uganda Conflict

Okello Charles, 10, joins about 200 other children under the roof of shelter constructed by Catholic Relief Services in the Rural Focus Uganda center for night commuters (RUFOU) in Gulu, Uganda, March 24, 2004. The shelter is one of many housing night commuters in the war-torn northern Uganda region.  Night commmuters leave their homes in the countryside before nightfall to avoid bands of the Lord's Resistance Army who abduct people, especially children to carry heavy loads and to become soldiers in their self-proclaimed rebel army.  Okello is the oldest of five who walk three kilometers to the center every night. The center has three buildings and four tents which house about 1,200 children each night.(Rick D'Elia)
Okello Charles, 10, joins about 200 other children under the roof of shelter constructed by Catholic Relief Services in the Rural Focus Uganda center for night commuters (RUFOU) in Gulu, Uganda, March 24, 2004. The shelter is one of many housing night commuters in the war-torn northern Uganda region. Night commmuters leave their homes in the countryside before nightfall to avoid bands of the Lord's Resistance Army who abduct people, especially children to carry heavy loads and to become...
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