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Northern Uganda conflict




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Latest news
07/14/2008On the verge of peace in Uganda?
07/02/2008World Vision: Continue talks to "win the peace" in northern Uganda
06/23/2008Following stalemate, World Vision urges gov'ts to protect N. Uganda's children


Uganda child soldier
In northern Uganda, children have been caught in the crossfire of a 22-year civil war. They are kidnapped by rebels and forced to fight both against government soldiers, and their own communities. They are beaten, mutilated, raped and forced to commit atrocities, often against their own families.

In Uganda, World Vision helps these children overcome the trauma of living in this war zone. Worldwide, we are advocating for peace on behalf of these children.


Northern Uganda in the news


Ugandan rebel reaches out to International Court
Washington Post, March 19, 2008

Northern Uganda films

Kassim the Dream
The story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. More about the film ...

Oscar-nominated "War Dance"
This documentary follows three children from a displacement camp in the war zone as they compete in the Uganda National music competition. More about the film ...

Caught in the crossfire
View a segment from World Vision's documentary "Caught in the Crossfire: Uganda's Children of War," which documents the trials faced by war-scarred youth who receive help at World Vision's Children of War Center in Gulu.

Uganda's children of war


Read more about the history of Uganda's conflict and children affected by war.

Issue experts

Rory Anderson
Deputy director, advocacy and government relations

Joseph Mettimano
Vice president, advocacy

World Vision policy statements

Peace, then justice in northern Uganda
World Vision's position on the International Criminal Court and Ugandan peace negotiations

Pawns of politics: Children, conflict, and peace in northern Uganda
World Vision policy paper

World Vision calls for committment to peace agreements
World Vision statement


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