Unmet obstetric needs amongst internally displaced populations in northern Uganda, 2007-2009
Introduction During two decades, 1986-2009, of civil war between the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and Uganda government forces, an estimated 1.6 million people were displaced into encampment - internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in northern and eastern Uganda. The districts in the Acholi sub-region bore the brunt of the war. The vast majority 95% or 678,000 inhabitants of the districts of Pader and Kitgum districts were displaced. A total of 67 internally displaced persons camps were established in the two districts.