During those times that the situation was bad and in the times that we started seeing the rebels, we stopped sleeping in the huts. We would cook food very fast and run to hide in the bushes. We were doing this every other day whether we hear about them or not. The next day, when you get back home, you must go to the gardens... and uproot your beans that are already ready for harvesting. You would come back home and pound them then take them inside the bush to hide them because if they(rebels) get the beans in the huts, they will also pick them.

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

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

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

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

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