Children gather together to sleep every night in the town of KItgum. Afraid of being abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), each night up to 15,000 children leave their homes in nearby IDP camps for the relative safety of the town. In the morning they will return to their homes. For 18 years the LRA rebels have terrorised the Northern provinces of Uganda abducting 20,000 children and forcing 1.6 million people to flee their homes. According to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) the mortality rate among children in some areas is five times the rate internationally agreed to constitute an 'emergency out of control'. The UN's under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs has called Northern Uganda the "largest neglected humanitarian emergency in the world".