Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.
On Sunday 12th January 2014, The Guardian/The Observer newspaper in the UK published an article entitled “Tragedy in Uganda: Kony massacre survivors tell their story”. The article highlights the massacre site scoping work done by the Refugee Law Project through the National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre (NMPDC) located in Kitgum district, northern Uganda.
To increase transparency about what happened when, where, by whom and to whom, and to inform ongoing transitional justice processes, the NMPDC has scoped dozens of massacre sites, and documented over five thousand conflict related events. The article in the Guardian argues clearly why this work is so important. For the full article, please visit http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/12/joseph-kony-uganda-massacres-survivors-stories.
For the story in pictures, please go to the following link:
Furthermore, the National Memory and Peace Documentation Centre assisted Christian Aid in the production of two documentaries about the work of the NMPDC, and the current situation in post-conflict northern Uganda. These can be found via the following links:
The first documentary narrates the story of Norman, a former child soldier who was abducted by the LRA rebels on 1st January 1995. The NMPDC produced an 18 chapter biography of Norman’s life story and these chapters can be accessed at http://refugeelawproject.org/nmpdc.php. The second documentary is about the massacre site scoping work.