Djibouti + 5 more

Background data on the affected countries

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Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia are included in the first table below; Kenya, Somalia and Sudan are in the table which follows. Updated and addtional information is most welcome. Please submit to the email address at the bottom of the page.

Hardest hit areas: Southern and Eastern Ethiopia (the Ogaden), Somalia (Bay, Bakool and Gedo regions) and Northern Kenya (Turkana district)
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
I. General Indicators
a. Population (CIA World Factbook, Jul 1999)
447,439
3,984,723
59,680,383
b. Human Dev Index for 1997 (HDI, UNDP 1999)
0.412
0.346
0.298
c. Rainy Seasons (estimates)
Desert
Rains heaviest Jun-Sept, except coastal desert
Rains Jun- Sep and Feb-May (secondary rainy season)
d. Other populations of concern
i. Refugees
23,600
...
574,000
ii. Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs)
...
...
350,000
iii. War-affected populations
...
372,000 (USAID fig)
...
e. Administrative levels
5 districts (cercles, singular-cercle); 'Ali Sabih, Dikhil, Djibouti, Obock, Tadjoura
8 provinces (singular-awraja)
9 states, woreda
f. Other crop and food related information can be found from FAO (http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/faoinfo/economic/giews/english/basedocs/eafrbase.htm)

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