UGANDA: A LOST GENERATION
Susan Labol (r), age 10, peels cassava as she prepares a meal with her sister Gladys (c), age 12, for the family on in Laliya, a rural village in Northern Uganda, 2005. Susan is a night commuter, one of about 20,000 children that sleep in nearby 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. Susan walks 1,5 hour from her home village with her sister Gladys every day to sleep at Noah’s Arch, an NGO housing children in Gulu. They are too afraid to sleep in the village as an older sister was earlier abducted. They walk a further 30 minutes every day to attend school in a nearby village.