Ugandan "Night Commuters" and the 2005 Gulu Walk
October 17, 2005 7:19 AM Subscribe
Every night, up to 40,000 Ugandan children "commute"
by foot into city-centres so that they may sleep on the street
, or in hospitals, churches and aid centres. They are sent by their parents in an attempt to escape the Lord’s Resistance Army
, the armed militia in a civil war that has for years been stealing kids from their homes, turning them into soldiers, servants and sex-slaves. On October 22nd
, raise awareness by marching in a Gulu Walk
, in 41 cities from Halifax to San Diego to Serbia to Gulu itself. Learn more via photo essays [BBC
], a radio documentary
, and videos
. [previously on MeFi
] Please spread the word.
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