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July 14, 1986

Thousands of people are starving in Uganda's populous West Nile region, and relief workers have declared it a disaster area, a U.N. spokesman said. Those suffering are Ugandan refugees who have returned by the thousands from Sudan, where they had fled to escape the civil war that ravaged Uganda over the last year. Officials estimate that more than 70,000 Ugandans have moved back since mid-May, fleeing attacks on refugee camps in southern Sudan by gangs of armed men.

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