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Uganda: Armed Conflict

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what countries the Lords Resistance Army is active; and what recent representations he has made to try to effect a ceasefire in those areas. (307658)

We assess that the largest concentration of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) is in the Central African Republic, with smaller numbers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.

The UK will contribute $400,000 to the existing UN Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo disarmament, demobilisation and repatriation activities, which will be targeted towards encouraging the LRA to end hostilities. We continue to press for greater coordination between peacekeeping operations in the region in pursuing the LRA and to prioritise civilian protection activities.