She crawled from a grass-thatch hut on her hands and knees, her bare chest exposed. Several months before, a severe fall left her with two dislocated hips, rendering her immobile. Without any family to help her, she is forced to crawl 100 meters to reach a source of water. As many depart the Bobe Internally Displaced Persons camp for their native lands, her condition forces her to remain. Many Acholi express deep concern over new trends regarding the treatment of the elderly. "It never used to be this way," a local council member explains. "During the war people became hardened, they forgot the traditions of caring for others and only protected themselves." Elderly people who lost family are often left to beg and fend for themselves. (image by Pete Muller)
She crawled from a grass-thatch hut on her hands and knees, her bare chest exposed. Several months before, a severe fall left her with two dislocated hips, rendering her immobile. Without any family to help her, she is forced to crawl 100 meters to reach a source of water. As many depart the Bobe Internally Displaced Persons camp for their native lands, her condition forces her to remain. Many Acholi express deep concern over new trends regarding the treatment of the elderly. "It never used to be this way," a local council member explains. "During the war people became hardened, they forgot the traditions of caring for others and only protected themselves." Elderly people who lost family are often left to beg and fend for themselves.
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