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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"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.
"Nightline" producer Deb Apton filmed the story about the Alderman Clinic in Uganda. Here, she gets close-up video of children at the Laroo school. It was Saturday so once the children finished their chores, there was little to do besides play in the empty classrooms. (Vicki Mabrey/ABC News)
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