...Welcome from the community was high. Relatives and other neighbours would come to welcome the person who returned. They also counseled them. Some of them would perform the rituals of sprinkling water by hand to show that you are welcome back home from where we had expected you to have been dead. U05

There were some children who would want to return from abduction and working as soldiers already in the LRA, but feared returning home because they were told they would be killed...Organizations which helped to rehabilitate these people had come up already such as World Vision. So we helped bring many of them home and referred them to World Vision. We found them hiding in the nearby bushes for days when they had already separated from..the LRA, but were very afraid to come out based on the information they got that the government soldiers would kill them. U02

There were some of those abductees who feared coming out from the bush but some people encouraged them to get out from abduction. I helped about five of them. When I got them I first took them home and gave them some food to eat before referring them to authorities who could take them to where their homes were. U02

The LRA killed members of the families of abductees who escaped. So in some families in order to protect themselves they collaborated and joined the LRA. They coordinated the activities of the LRA in the communities. They sold their blood in that way by crucifying others. That also intensified people suffering a lot because others really had to escape far away to survive. This caused trouble for communities to date because such collaboration encouraged much killings. They joined the LRA in a bid to avoid their brutality whereas others also joined the government forces. U03

While in the camps hunger struck and people would organized themselves in groups and went up the mountain areas and got some firewood to sell in order to buy food and eat. A bundle of firewood was even only 500 shillings. Parents would raise such money and then buy what to eat. Some people who had money would make people work in their gardens and got some food to feed their families. U05

You know when people were going to camps, we had no huts there. So what people did to support one another was like this. We would go and help each other put up the huts. We would all team up make one hut and finish then move to the next. That was the only fast way of working. U08

I am a community leader in a communal farming group. We are working to reconcile people in community; even up to now some people in the communities still live in tension as a result because they do not yet have peace of mind. We left homes to live in camps. Later when the conflict calmed down we returned home, but people in communities live in disputes over land, and as leaders we are trying to mediate so that the peaceful co-existence returns in the communities. U03

I am a community leader in a communal farming group. We are working to reconcile people in community; even up to now some people in the communities still live in tension as a result because they do not yet have peace of mind. We left homes to live in camps. Later when the conflict calmed down we returned home, but people in communities live in disputes over land, and as leaders we are trying to mediate so that the peaceful co-existence returns in the communities. U03

In the beginning when rebellion started, people would use hand blowing signals to alert people from afar. This changed because when the rebels learned about hand blowing if they got anyone they would kill immediately. Later people started running ahead to alert others if the rebels came...but also when they learned of you they would kill you.

While we were still at home, if the wife was cooking then the men would be on standby outside watching out. If any sound from chickens being chased was heard in the neighboring homes, then the man would tell the wife that something is wrong here, let us keep alert. Then you would run away. This was what even saved the few children who survived... U02

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