Since 2008 the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has been abducting children and adults in the neglected border areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. The thousands who survive this ordeal must then embark on the painful process of reintegrating into normal civilian life.
This report examines the experiences of those who return home. It looks at the difficulties of reintegration and proposes concrete ways to ease this process and lessen the impact on communities. It is part of a two stranded research project commissioned by Conciliation Resources on civilian protection and reintegration of abductees in LRA affected areas. Read more about civilian protection and reintegration in East and Central Africa here.