Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized

A war photo a day #34

Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized

Uncategorized September 14, 2013 0

David Axe photo Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized A war photo a day #34 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care... Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized
David Axe photo

Kidnapped, Enslaved, Rescued, Ostracized

A war photo a day #34

Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at war, one jarring, haunting or sublime photo a day until I run out.

In late 2010 I traveled to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to report on the world’s efforts to restore peace to what had long been one of the world’s bloodiest war zones. In the town of Dungu I met Elisee Anidawe, a teenage girl who had been kidnapped, enslaved and abused by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group.

Freed by Ugandan troops, Elisee—an orphan—was taken in by the Catholic Church. The Church and international aid groups saw to her medical care and education. But Elisee’s future was at risk. Her Congolese neighbors labeled her an “LRA bride” and shunned her.

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