Monday, June 28, 2004

Uganda: 8,000 kids abducted in past 12 months

According to this story, a parliamentary committee reported that an estimated 8,000 children have been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in the past 12 months.
[The Parliament Select Committee on Humanitarian and Security Affairs ...] said the net economic cost of the conflict in the Acholi sub-region over the past 16 years [is estimated] at over 1.33 billion US dollars.