As military attempts against the LRA continued, the Ugandan government instituted a strategy of moving civilians into camps. At the peak of the conflict in 2005, 251 camps held nearly two million people across 11 districts in Uganda. The camps are widely considered to be a humanitarian catastrophe; there are many reports of high mortality rates, rapidly spreading disease, continued insecurity, and a lack of access to many basic needs.  


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