Africa; Northern Uganda 2004 (23/67)

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A resident of an Internally Displaced Persons camp near Lira Uganda receives his family's part of the first rural food distribution in the Lira district. The camp is one of 44 in the northern Uganda district established for people who could not stay in their vilages for fear of attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army.  World Food Programme in conjunction with US aid organization Samaritan's Purse, began the monthly program Thursday April 20, 2004 for people in camps located farther from the small city center of Lira Town. As the northern conflict flared mid-2003 in Lira District, many fled the rebel force establishing camps near Lira town as well as in the countryside.As the rainy season begins, some are moving to the more rural camps to attempt to begin planting crops. WFP has been distributing food in other districts of the conflict ridden area as far back as 1996. (Rick D'Elia)
A resident of an Internally Displaced Persons camp near Lira Uganda receives his family's part of the first rural food distribution in the Lira district. The camp is one of 44 in the northern Uganda district established for people who could not stay in their vilages for fear of attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army. World Food Programme in conjunction with US aid organization Samaritan's Purse, began the monthly program Thursday April 20, 2004 for people in camps located farther from the...
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