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|March 12, 2011|
Yesterday I went to Uze, another of the five camps for people displaced by the LRA in Western Equatorial State. There, a woman named Zarufa told me that she is having a hard time feeding her 14 children and keeping them well. “They have diarrhea and malaria to bring them to the hospital you have to pay and you need money for that,” she said. “The problem of food is huge because when we want to get back to our farms the chances are 7 out of 10 that we will be killed. Even yesterday a man went to his farm- he was shot and his fingers were cut off. The LRA are here today and tomorrow they are somewhere else. They keep coming especially when it is dark. Our children cannot go anywhere.” Zarufa knows what she is talking about. Both of her sisters’ children were stolen by the LRA.
“We don’t have a home, we don’t have grain or cassava and we can’t pay for school or medicine. But the most important thing is security.”