In the past UN could count on the presence of Ugandan soldiers and US special forces in parts of the country but their mission has now ended and a dangerous “security vacuum” is emerging.
“They took me to the bush, where I stayed for almost two weeks with my hands tied behind my back. Every day, they raped and brutalised us”
The Christian-vs-Muslim dynamic has changed to intra-Muslim fighting along ethnic lines, and government control is restricted to the capital.
The country remains split along sectarian lines, as armed men exploit their power to extort civilians, and engage in brutal revenge killings.
Some 2.3 million people out of a population of 4.6 million are currently in need of aid; 385,000 have been made homeless; and 452,000 forced to flee the country