The Lord's Resistance Army is a brutal cannibalistic group that has destabilized Northern Uganda through abduction, rape, maiming and sheer brutality. The leader, Joseph Kony claims to be the spokesperson of God and claims to want a state based on the Ten Commandments. Instead, he is accused of numerous human rights violations including the sexual enslavement of women and forcing children to fight.
Rev. Macleod Baker Ochola II summarized some of the effects the war: "Violent deaths of our people in the hands of various armed groups; arson perpetrated on mass scale in our land; rape and defilement of our women and girls; abduction of our young people; forced recruitment of our people into rebel ranks; the prevalence of a general atmosphere of fear and disenchantment amongst our people; mass displacement of our people; creation of protected villages which have become breeding grounds for malnutrition and deaths resulting from cholera, measles, and preventable diseases amongst our people; and destruction of our infrastructures and continuous decline in socio-economic growth."