Spotlight on Uganda's Children

American family turns grief into aid for children in war-torn Uganda.

Journey to Uganda

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At the Awach IDP, an image far too familiar in Uganda -- children taking care of other children.
Here, a naked child runs between the thatched huts. Many of these tiny huts hold large and growing families.
Uganda is approximately the size of Oregon, and  it has a population of about 26 million people.  In internally displaced person's camps, also known as IDP camps,  there are about 1.7 million people. Here's a child at the Awach IDP Camp.
As part of her chores, this girl pumps water from a well inside Awach.
Even with their clothing in tatters  and  their malnourished bodies caked with dirt, children take pleasure in posing for the cameras.
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"Nightline" producer Deborah Apton filmed  the story  story about  the Alderman Clinic in Uganda. Here, she  gets close-up video of children at the Laroo Boarding School.
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Uganda's long-horned cattle  are ubiquitous in the region.
While most countries advertise weight loss , Ugandans advertise weight gain.  These signs were everywhere in Kampala.
"Nightline" correspondent Vicki Mabrey photographs children at  the Awach IDP camp.  Most of them have never seen a digital camera before and loved seeing themselves.
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Gulu is a city in northern Uganda. For 20 or so years, this has been the site of war between the rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army and Ugandan government troops. Now that the rebels have gone into hiding and a cease-fire has been declared, the city is being rebuilt and it's safe for people to be out on the street, such as these three girls. (ABC News)
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