N. Uganda, Kitgum District. Peter C. Alderman Foundation project working with young men who are suffering from PTSD from their years of being forced to fight as child soldiers during the war. Most were abducted from their families by rebels from ages 8-12 and are now returning as young men in their late teens, early 20's & trying to assimilate back into their local community. They were forced to kill family members, eat the livers & drink blood of the people they killed as a ritual of recruitment. Many have seen their parents & most of their family members killed. Most struggle with alcohol & drug abuse & depression. PCAF offers counseling & group therapy. A PCAF social worker, Joseph Masaba Bongomin,  visits with them in their community. Gabrial Omalling, a former child soldier, now runs his own bakery.

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N. Uganda, Kitgum District. Peter C. Alderman Foundation project working with young men who are suffering from PTSD from their years of being forced to fight as child soldiers during the war. Most were abducted from their families by rebels from ages 8-12 and are now returning as young men in their late teens, early 20's & trying to assimilate back into their local community. They were forced to kill family members, eat the livers & drink blood of the people they killed as a ritual of...
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  • Date: 30 Oct 2014
  • Location: Mucwini Kitgum District Uganda
  • Filename: AWright_UG_012306.jpg
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