...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

I used to see when some neighbor’s children returned. The people around would go to her home to give her advice and words of encouragement to her about the child. You know, when you go to the bush or when you are abducted and taken to the bush, the things you go and do from there are very different from what people at home here do. You will do so many things from there which are not recommended in society. When you escape and come back, the people come to give you advice about what to avoid. U01

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

I would like to add that the government did send security to us. The Government sent soldiers to protect the people in the IDP camps and this was one of the most important things. Apart from security the government also gave people food that otherwise helped to rescue people from starvation. U11

The change we started to see here was when our children from here volunteered take up bows and arrows to fight the rebels...When those sons of ours came out, we saw they were going to help us. Their presence scared away the LRA from their frequent attacks on this community.U11

During the time we were running from the LRA at home the government did not come in to support us. It only happened when our sons grew annoyed and felt they could not just see their people get finished completely by the LRA. So they formed armed groups to defend the communities from attacks. Then, the government came and supported them with better arms. That was the time we felt some rest until we were taken into camps. U11

During the time we were running from the LRA at home the government did not come in to support us. It only happened when our sons grew annoyed and felt they could not just see their people get finished completely by the LRA. So they formed armed groups to defend the communities from attacks. Then, the government came and supported them with better arms. That was the time we felt some rest until we were taken into camps. U11

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.

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