The Uganda-Tanzania War, which began in October 1978 when Ugandan dictator Idi Amin invaded Tanzania, is over, as Tanzanian troops secure the Sudanese border. Tanzania lost 373 soldiers during the war. Aiding Tanzania, 150 Ugandan rebels died, most when a boat transporting some rebels capsised on Lake Victoria. Uganda lost 1,000 soldiers. Aiding Amin, 600 Libyan soldiers were killed, as were 200 fighters from the Palestine Liberation Organization. Tanzanian civilians killed by the Uganda Army numbered 1,500, and 500 Ugandan civilians lost their lives. The conflict significantly harms the economies of both countries, increasing poverty.