Uganda mutilation victims: On a hiding to nothing

The Sunday Times Magazine: Authors in the Front line
 
For 18 years, a rebel army has been terrorising Uganda's innocents. Every night, thousands head for the safety of refugee camps. But what horrors will tomorrow bring? Malnutrition? Abduction? Murder? Damon Galgut reports.

"I am here at the invitation of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical organisation that works in crisis areas all over the world. It has been in northern Uganda since 1987, when the trouble began. The politics of the situation are irrelevant to MSF. It is here to provide medical care."

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