The Children of Uganda

Literally too terrified of being kidnapped to sleep in their beds, they walk through the night for safety. One militia in the foresaken country is known as the Lord's Resistance Army. It has kidnapped thousands of children. Here's how one teenage former soldier in the army described their preparation for battle:

"When you go to fight you make the sign of the cross first. If you fail to do this, you will be killed. You must also take oil and draw a cross on your chest, your forehead, and each shoulder, and you must make a cross in oil on your gun. They say that the oil is the power of the Holy Spirit. Some young children believe it - and those who have been there so long, five, seven, ten years, they believe in it very much."

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