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Here are some useful links to obtain more information about northern Uganda:

United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook Uganda

United States Department of State Background Notes Uganda

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uganda

United States Centers for Diease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Travel Information for Uganda

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Gulu District, Uganda and Gulu District Disaster Management Committee (Gulu DDMC)

Republic of Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH)

Parliment of the Republic of Uganda

Suggested Reading:

The Gnawing Thoughts by Hida Jessie Piersma, 2010, ISBN 9781432745714,155 Pages, In this
eye-opening and moving memoir, Hida Jessie Piersma provides a rare, first-person glimpse of
growing up in Uganda during the regime of Idi Amin - and the incredible fortitude that gave her a
fighting chance at a better life, in Europe and Amercia.

Suggested Viewing:

WAR DANCE, a film by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, 2007, Set in war-ravaged Northern
Uganda, the Oscar(R) nominated WAR DANCE will touch your heart with a real-life story about a
group of children whose love of music brings joy, excitement and hope back into their
poverty-stricken lives. Three children who have suffered horrific brutalities momentarily forget their
struggles as they participate in music, song and dance at their school. Invited to compete in a
prestigious music festival in their nation's captial, their historic journey is a stirring tale about the
power of the human spirit to triumph against tremendous odds.

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