The health situation at Awer internally displaced persons' camp - Gulu district, Uganda
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Uganda's close to 2 decades long conflict has led to a humiliating humanitarian situation in the IDP camps created by the government. A senior UN official, Jan Egeland described the humanitarian situation as 'the worst in the world'. An assessment of the public health situation was done in one of the IDP camps (Awer camp) some 15 km West of Gulu town on the Gulu Adjumani highway from 28th may - 18th June 2004. The findings suggested that the sphere standards for humanitarian interventions were not being adhered to by the humanitarian agencies for all the most basic necessities such as water and sanitation, food, shelter, and health services.