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LALIYA, UGANDA MAY 26: Children play outside huts in a heavy rainfall on May 26, 2005 in Laliya, a poor rural village in northern Uganda. Many children in this area 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. About 1.5 million people have fled villages and live in about 180 squalid Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps, which has changed the rural life in Northern Uganda. About 20,000 children walk every day to the nearby provincial capital Gulu where NGO:s house the children. Many children are too afraid to sleep in the villages. (Photo: Per-Anders Pettersson)..