Returning home: forced conscription, reintegration, and mental health status of former abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda

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BACKGROUND Since the late 1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a spiritualist rebel group in northern Uganda, has killed and mutilated thousands of civilians and abducted an estimated 52,000 to 75,000 people to serve as soldiers, porters, and sex slaves for its commanders. This study examines the types of violence to which former abductees have been… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-9-23

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@article{Pham2009ReturningHF, title={Returning home: forced conscription, reintegration, and mental health status of former abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda}, author={P. T. N. Pham and Patrick Vinck and Eric Stover}, journal={BMC Psychiatry}, year={2009}, volume={9}, pages={23 - 23} }