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Saving the Child Victims of Uganda's Civil War

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Saving the Child Victims of Uganda's Civil War

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Saving the Child Victims of Uganda's Civil War

Saving the Child Victims of Uganda's Civil War

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A Ugandan boy waits to be processed at the Rachele Center for Children in Lira, Uganda, after escaping captivity in the Lord's Resistance Army. Rick D'Elia/Corbis hide caption

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In the long rebel war in Uganda, 20,000 children have been abducted. Boys are forced to join the resistance army; girls become sex slaves to the older soldiers. A center in northern Uganda is trying to help rehabilitate the kidnapped children and return them to their relatives.