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When the sun sets, we start to worry...
January 29, 2004 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Michael, aged 25, was abducted by Lord's Resistance Army rebels in northern Uganda. His captors beat him on the head with rifle-butts when he was no longer able to carry their loot and left him for dead. Government soldiers found him a week later. "Termites had started eating me alive," he recalls. Michael's is one of many personal testimonies published in When the sun sets, we start to worry..., a book launched Thursday by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in conjunction with its Integrated Regional Information Networks. Using personal accounts and powerful black-and-white photographs, When the sun sets, we start to worry... aims to draw attention to the plight of more than a million Ugandan men, women and children whose present existence encompasses a degree of misery and horror seldom seen elsewhere.
posted by mookieproof (2 comments total)

 
Where are you getting the story of Michael?
posted by agregoli at 10:04 AM on January 29, 2004


agregoli: Click on "Scarred For Life" in the "Contents" box on the right-hand side, the story is at the bottom of the page.
posted by cmonkey at 11:04 AM on January 29, 2004


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