These children are terrorized by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda, South Sudan, and DR Congo. Everynight, thousands of children walk long distances to large cities or villages to sleep in the relative safety of one anothers presence. They pack into small structures or onto the streets and sleep basically on top of one another.
Think back to your own childhood – the innocence and ease of being a boy or girl growing up in suburban America. The children of Uganda, like the children of Sierra Leone before them, know only fear – or worse, what it’s like to kill another child as a soldier in a war you don’t understand or be raped.
You can pretend you never read this…or you can do something.