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Facts about Uganda


The Republic of Uganda is located on the equator in East Africa and includes a large portion of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake south of the equator.


Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world, with 37.7% of the population living on less than $1.25 a day.


Uganda's population is currently estimated to be 35 million and the median age is 14.9 years, the lowest of any nation in the world. 


There are over 2 million orphans living in Uganda.  One in 5 children are orphans due mostly to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but also due to past civil wars.


More facts about Uganda can be found in the article on Uganda in Wikipedia.


To understand the scope of the orphan issue worldwide, visit this site:


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