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Transnational Issues

Disputes – International

Uganda is subject to armed fighting among hostile ethnic groups, rebels, armed gangs, militias and various government forces that extend across its borders. Uganda hosts 209,860 Sudanese, 27,560 Congolese and 19,710 Rwandan refugees, while Ugandan refugees as well as members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) seek shelter in southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Garamba National Park. LRA forces have also attacked Kenyan villages across the border.

Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

In 2007, there were 215,700, 28,880 and 24,900 refugees from Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda respectively, in Uganda. In that same year, there were 1.27 million IDPs.





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