United Nations officials have finally managed to access the villages targeted by the LRA in a wave of Christmas massacres after the joint offensive on the Lord’s Resistance Army hideout in northeastern Congo by Congo, Uganda, and Sudan. The numbers aren’t pretty: 160 children were abducted and 80 women were raped in just one attack on the village of Faradje. Estimates on the numbers of people killed in this latest spree by the LRA, a rebel group led by Joseph Kony, have reached 500, and some 50,000 people have fled their homes. Meanwhile, according to the Ugandan newspaper New Vision, only 20 LRA fighters have surrendered during the last three weeks. Worrisome.