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Uganda    Uganda   

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. ― Google

Capital: Kampala

Dialing code: +256

President: Yoweri Museveni

Currency: Ugandan shilling

Population: 45.74 million (2020) World Bank

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A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall occurred from Kalingatha Village to Kasika Village (Kasese District, south-western Uganda) on 7 September, resulting in casualties and damage.

According to the Uganda Red Crescent Society and local government, 16 people died (majority are women and children), 6 injured, 3 missing, 20 houses destroyed, 1190 people affected and 714 Internally Displaced People, IDPs.

On 8-9 September, moderate rain is forecast over the affected District.

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Uganda Red Cross Society
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Humanitarian Impact
  1,190
      Affected Persons
  714
        Displaced Persons
    20
          Damaged Homes
  16
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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