Uganda: Child "Night Commuters"

Uganda: Child "Night Commuters"

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Index Number: AFR 59/013/2005
Date Published: 18 November 2005
Categories: Africa, Uganda

In conflict-affected northern Uganda an estimated 30,000 child "night commuters" flee their homes at night and go to urban areas and to the centre of larger camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). A main reason for this movement is to escape attacks and the risk of abduction by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and a general climate of insecurity. This document gives illustrative examples and asks that appeals be made to Ugandan and home governments.


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