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The camp commander says that the training sessions have made a difference. "Before, people would not come to us with their problems," he admits. "But now they know we will follow through with their cases, they are are happy to report them."<br />
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During the 20-year civil war in Northern Uganda, well over a million people have been forced from their homes into camps. Fleeing the horrific abuses that have characterised this conflict - including widespread killing, rape, torture and mutilation - they have exchanged a peaceful existence as subsistence farmers for a life of destitution and dust. This is just one one those camps. Located in Amuru district, it is home to some 40,000 men, women and children. The war has reached an uneasy peace, but many people still do not dare to go home, even though they have been waiting for two decades. And in a country with an average life expectancy of just 47 years, that's a long time to wait.<br />
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While they do, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is working to ensure that they can live in safety and dignity. This means the Office monitors human rights abuses, trains the police who manage the camps, and makes sure that the people here know their entitlements and where they can go for help when they need it.

The camp commander says that the training sessions have made a difference. "Before, people would not come to us with their problems," he admits. "But now they know we will follow through with their cases, they are are happy to report them."

During the 20-year civil war in Northern Uganda, well over a million people have been forced from their homes into camps. Fleeing the horrific abuses that have characterised this conflict - including widespread killing,...
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