An act to support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice, and for other purposes
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On 24 May 2010, Public Law 111-172, or the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, was enacted into law.
The act seeks to support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda through development of a regional strategy supporting multilateral efforts in successfully protecting civilians and eliminating the threat posed by the LRA. It also authorizes funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice.
Under Section 2 of the Act, Congress has qualified the situation in northern Uganda for over two decades as an armed conflict, which has led to internal displacement of two million Ugandans, mutilation, abduction, forcing of individuals into sexual servitude, and forcing an estimated number of over 66,000 children to fight as part of the rebel force.
The law provides the requirement of a strategy to support the disarmament of the LRA, and earmarks US$ 20 million for humanitarian assistance for areas outside Uganda affected by the LRA and assistance for reconciliation and transitional justice in northern Uganda.