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UNICEF to press world to end ‘disgraceful’ conflict in northern Uganda

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) pledged to press the international community to take action on the 19-year conflict in northern Uganda, in which tens of thousands of youths have been abducted by rebels. “We are very concerned about the plight of children, especially because this war targets children,” UNICEF director Ann Veneman told reporters, shortly before visiting a rehabilitation centre for youths, who were either rescued or escaped from rebel captivity. “We will work as UNICEF and the international community to raise the profile of the situation in Uganda. We need to put pressure on those causing this terrible suffering of children. It is disgraceful, it must stop and we will tell the world so,” she added. Full Story

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