The issue of child abductions in Africa has been in the headlines this week because of the viral video distributed by a group that wants guerrilla army leader Joseph Kony brought to justice. In 2004, Jahi Chikwendiu covered the phenomenon from the Ugandan town of Gulu in 2004. Here are his images.
Sept. 15, 2004 Children gather at the children's shelter called Noah's Ark in the northern Uganda town of Gulu. Every night, more than 25,000 children leave their villages or camps throughout the district and walk to Gulu to escape being killed or abducted by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is waging war against the Ugandan government. Jahi Chikwendiu/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo