UGANDA: A LOST GENERATION
Gladys Aromo, age 12, carries a container with drinking water while walking to her house n Lailiya, Uganda, 2005. Gladys is a night commuter, one of about 20,000 children that sleep in Gulu town, as they are afraid of being abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The rebel group has brought terror to Northern Uganda for almost twenty years, fighting the Ugandan government. The victims are usually children, which are abducted and used as child soldiers and sex slaves. Gladys walks 1,5 hour from her home every day to sleep at Noah’s Arch, an NGO housing children in Gulu. She is too afraid to sleep in the village as an older sister was earlier abducted. She walks a further 30 minutes every day to attend school.