Uganda addresses northern region problems.

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A government survey of living conditions out of Kampala, the capital, characterizes the situation in northern Uganda as "dire." Results of the survey were reported by the United Nation's (UN) Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) on April 7, 2006. Northern Uganda is home to approximately 1.6-million people, most of whom live in camps having been displaced from the land by a particularly vicious 20-year civil war.

The survey was undertaken to support a rehabilitation effort by the UN, the World Bank, and the Uganda government.

Among the survey findings were that monthly income was us$11.00 per month per adult. Food, alcohol and tobacco consume 70 percent of monthly income. Rent, fuel and power...

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