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TORONTO -- Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief is hosting, 1000 Internally Displaced Persons at its Lira Base camp in Northern Uganda as well as working with landmine victims and child soldiers. The IDPs, are fleeing Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army. Hundreds of thousands of families from rural areas are abandoning their homes and IDP camps for the nearest town in the hope of some protection and emergency assistance, the group said.

One former army barracks in Apac has been turned into a girls' school after Kony raided their previous school and kidnapped many of the students to be soldiers and sex partners for his troops, said a CPAR worker.

CPAR is preparing a major emergency food-aid program.

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