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If you've landed here you've likely heard of the recent landslides in Uganda. Over 200,000 farmers living around Mt. Elgon have been displaced. Their food stores have washed away, their seeds and crops have drowned and disappeared along with the eroded topsoil which would nurture next season's harvest. For a place and people working hard towards a better life, this landslide has been a huge setback for development in this region.



Uganda, Africa
Iganga District
Distribution
3 counties,
19 sub-counties
Population

6,000,000
(2006 estimate);
80% rural

# of hospitals

1

Health

5 Sub-Districts
(1 doctor each)

Malaria:

29%

Infant Mortality Rate:

11%

NGOs/CBOs operating:

250+

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

Uganda

Area Total

236,040 km²

Population

28,800,000 (2006)

  37% below nat’l poverty line
  Density - 119 /km² 308 /sq mi
GDP (PPP)

$49.92 billion  (2005)

GDP per capita

$1,626 (2005)

GNI Per capita

$280 (2005)

HIV Prevalence:   

6.7%

Sources: The World Bank; International Monetary Fund; Iganga Municipal Council; UNICEF; Iganga District NGO/CBO Forum

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