Northern Uganda

June 4th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Writing

Photo by Francine Orr for the L.A. Times

Francine Orr, a reporter for the L.A. Times, traveled to Northern Uganda in Sept. 2003 and again in April 2005. Today, online, she presents a powerful narrated photo essay on the Horror in Uganda, one that we all need to see and never forget.

from the essay:
Michael Oruni: “I wish there was a powerful machine somewhere — a satellite — to see the number of bones in the bushes of Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan.”

Ways to Help:
Action Against Hunger
World Food Programme
World Vision
Africa Focus
Daily Monitor
Refugees International
Human Rights Watch
U.S. Aid

And World Vision has a readymade letter to your senators and representative about the need to take action in the region.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • jason

    My sister travelled to N. Uganda last month with a small team of people from her church who are building a clinic/orphanage in one of the towns involved. Her team met up with 3 grads from USC Film school who shot a small documentary about the crisis, and are now working on a full length feature film. Their project is called Invisible Children (.com).
    The documentary is a must-watch in regards to realizing the extent of what life is looking like right now in Uganda.

  • Meg

    Hey Jason, thanks for the heads-up about the Invisible Children documentary. I ran across that when I was rounding up links. It’s been shown a few places around the LA/OC area, but somehow we missed it. Here’s the link for the site and to watch the trailer.
    That’s really amazing about your sister; it would be cool if she would write an account her experience so you could post it on your site.

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