UGANDA: A LOST GENERATION
Susan Labol, age 10, and her sister Gladys, age 12, waits outside the family hut as they are preparing to walk to school in Laliya, Uganda, 2005. They are night commuter, two 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. Susan and Gladys walk 1,5 hour from their home every day to sleep at Noah’s Arch, an NGO housing children in Gulu. They are too afraid of sleeping 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.