...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

I know the government helped by sending people to camps, but that was not the best means, because most people were not healthy while in camps. In the camps, food given by the WFP was very little and as soon as it was over, you would have to wait until the new month...Many people missed their rations in some months. Besides the congestion also made diseases to pass very easily to people and all the time people were dying in the camps. It was not really good. We survived but with a lot of suffering. U12

When I returned from the bush, you know here we have cultural rites that we perform. When I came back, they did a cleansing ceremony to all who retuned and one person from the community who is not even my relative gave one goat for my cleaning ceremony. For a stranger to give you a goat for your cleansing ceremony and food to my mother and most of all build a hut for her ..is a blessing. So people were really helping each other. U10

For me I saw that taking people into camps was what saved people. Taking people away from the rural villages into camps which were protected by the army for both days and nights helped people to be safe from the LRA. They [the LRA] would not find food anywhere and if they wanted food they would exchange it with their blood, so hunger made them very weak and they started to move away. U06

Many people have been helping the children who were escaping from the LRA abduction until they were taken to their family. For those whose home might be farther, you would bathe them and give them food. Those people were very much hidden because if they were abducted again they would be killed…Also people had been helping to refer them to World Vision by the time they World Vision established rehabilitation centres here. People helped take them to Kalongo. U06

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