In Uganda, Dogs Comfort Victims of War

Eleven years since the end of the civil war in Uganda, which pitted Lord's Resistance Army rebels against the government, tens of thousands of people still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Mental health practitioners estimate that seven in 10 people in Northern Uganda were traumatically affected by the war. At the age of 12, Francis Okello Oloya was blinded by a bomb blast as he dug in the family garden. In a boarding school for the blind, Okello found it difficult to ask people for help, especially in getting to...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 3 January

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