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No Safe Place to Call Home: Children and Adolescent Night Commuters in Northern Uganda


Amongst the growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda are an estimated 50,000 people as of July 2004 known as “night commuters” – most of them children, adolescents and women – who flee their homes or IDP camps each night for town centers seeking safety from attack by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army. These night commuters represent only a small portion of the IDP population, but the situation dramatically illustrates how inadequate protection has led to increasing violence against children and adolescents.

Uganda Adolescent Girls Children Gender and Social Inclusion Reports