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Lord's Resistance Army Attacks Villages, Kidnaps Children On Sudan-Congo Border (VIDEO)

First Posted: 09/10/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

By Doctors Without Borders

With photography and video by photojournalist Brendan Bannon, Doctors Without Borders brings you the underreported story of hundreds of thousands of Congolese who are fleeing the violent attacks of Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistant Army (LRA).

Following a military offensive against them, the LRA has intensified attacks against civilians. During these attacks, entire Congolese villages are often looted and burned to the ground; people are hacked to death with machetes and women and children are abducted as sexual slaves, forced to carry looted goods or recruited to fight.

Approximately 250,000 people have been displaced from their land and livelihoods, many of them taking refuge in Southern Sudan. These are their stories:


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Filed by Hanna Ingber Win  |