From the CRS post:
Many in the United States are learning about Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army through an internet video that has attracted tens of millions of views. Catholic Relief Services has been working for years to help the victims of Kony and the LRA.
CRS officially opened an office in Uganda’s capital Kampala, Uganda, in 1996 to help those displaced by LRA actions. Working with the Church, CRS began providing assistance to children known as the Night Commuters. These youngsters would walk from their rural villages every evening, seeking safety in larger towns in northern Uganda where they would often shelter at Churches in order to escape the threat of abduction by the LRA.
Although northern Uganda is no longer affected directly by the LRA, CRS and the Church continue work to reconcile former LRA child soldiers with their communities, reintegrating them back into society.
One of the heroines of this effort is Sr. Pauline Acayo, CRS’ Head of Office in Gulu in northern Uganda. In 2010 she received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Development Committee of the Association for Conflict Resolution in 2010. Sister Pauline’s work was highlighted in a Catholic Review article last year.
To read the full story and get links to more background information on this issue, click HERE.