JULY 17, 2009: Greater Efforts Needed to End Displacement in North

Greater Efforts Needed to End Displacement in North, Says UN Expert

SOURCE: UN News Service

Stepped up efforts are needed to ensure that the last of the people uprooted by the long-running conflict between the Government and a notorious group in northern Uganda are able to return to their homes, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Wrapping up a week-long visit to the Great Lakes nation, Walter Kaelin, the Secretary-General's Representative on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), said that he is "impressed" by progress made in tackling the displacement situation in the country's north, where nearly 80 per cent of the uprooted have returned to their villages...

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