AFFECTED AFRICAN COUNTRIES             COUNTRY BY COUNTRY FIGURES AND DETAILS



 

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     UNITED STATES

                                               

 

Of population of 8.8 million, 43,000 people affected; 50 villages destroyed in Cuoffo area (DFO 159).  Periodic heavy rain for 77 days, starting July 26.  Affected area: no specific figures.   (See map)

Gross National Income per capita:  $510, growing 3.9%
Rank in Human Development Index:  163, trending downward
Life Expectancy:  54.3
Population under age of 15:  44.5%
Deaths of children under age of 5:  15% of live births 

Population under age of 15:  44.5%
Literacy:  34.7% 
Rural population:  59.1%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 3.1
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 29.0

Population living on less than $2 a day ("moderate poverty"):  73.70%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  30.9% 

Population undernourished:  12%
Access to improved water:  67%   
Arable Land:  23.53%

Refugees, from outside Benin: 10,800
Refugees, originating from Ethiopia: 400

Net Official Development Aid: $349 million
ODA from US:  $26 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid:  8.2%
 


 

Of population of 14.3 million, 52 dead, 95,000 people affected; 165mm rain on July 28.  Worst flooding in Capital Ouagadougou in 54 years (DFO 159).  Periodic heavy rain for 77 days, starting July 26.  Affected area: no specific figures.   (See map)

Gross National Income per capita:  $400, growing 4.8%
Rank in Human Development Index:  174, holding steady
Life Expectancy:  47.9 

Deaths of children under age of 5:  9.6% of live births
Population under age of 15:  47.4%
Literacy:  21.8% 
Rural population:  80.9%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 2.8 %
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 32.2%

Population on less than $2 a day
("moderate poverty"):  71.8% 

Population on less than $1 a day:  27.2% 

Population undernourished:  15%
Access to improved water:  61%   
Arable Land:  17.66% 

Net Official Development Aid: $660 million
ODA from US:  $19 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid:  12.8%

Ouagadougou, 29 October 2007 (IRIN) - Two and a half months after nationwide flooding in Burkina Faso, humanitarian needs requiring an "urgent response" remain, according to the UN, which is appealing for nearly US$6 million for those affected.

    

 

Of population of 10.4 million, 12 dead, 170,000 people affected; Darfur refugee camps in southeast flooded. (DFO 172). Periodic heavy rain for from August 25 to October 1  Affected area: 454,800 km2.  See map 

Gross National Income per capita:  $400, growing 5.6%
Rank in Human Development Index:  171, trending downward
Life Expectancy:  43.7
Morality of children under age of 5:  20.8% of live births
Population under age of 15:  47.2%
Literacy:  25.7% 
Rural population:  73.9%

Share of income or consumption: No data available  

Population living on less than $2 a day:  71.8%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  no data available
Population undernourished:  35%
Access to improved water:  42%   
Arable Land:  2.8%

Net Official Development Aid: $380 million
ODA from US:  $55 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid:   8.6%

Refugees in Chad (primarily from Darfur): 287,000
Estimated internally displaced people:  172,600 

Chadian refugees elsewhere:  36,300


   

Of population of 80.8 million, 17 dead, 183,000 people affected. (DFO 119, 139).  Periodic heavy rain for from July 6 to October 5  Affected area: 733,710 km2. See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $160, growing 8.7%
Rank in Human Development Index:  170, unchanged
Life Expectancy:  47.8
Morality of children under age of 5:  16.4% of live births
Population under age of 15:  44.8%
Literacy:  no data available
Rural population:  83.5%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 3.9%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 25.5%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  77.8%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  23%

Population undernourished:  46%
Access to improved water:  22%   
Arable Land: 10%

Net Official Development Aid: $1,937 million
ODA from US:  $552 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 17.4%

Refugees, from outside Ethiopia: 97,000
Estimated internally displaced people: between 100,000 and 280,000
Refugees, originating from Ethiopia: 74,000

  

 
Of population of 23.1 million, 56 dead, 400,000 people homeless, 35,000 homes destroyed. 60,000 farms destroyed. Heavy rain August 24-29. Flooding increased by opening of spillway of Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.. (DFO 139).  Periodic heavy rain for 69 days, from July 29 to October 5  Affected area: no specific data. See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $450, growing 5.9%
Rank in Human Development Index:  136, variable
Life Expectancy:  57.0
Morality of children under age of 5:  11.2% of live births
Population under age of 15:  39.5%
Literacy:  57.9
Rural population:  50.7%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 2.1%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 30.0%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  78.5%
Population undernourished:  11%
Access to improved water:  75%   
Arable Land: 17.54%

Net Official Development Aid: $1,120 million
ODA from US:  $74 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 10.6%

Refugees, from outside Ghana: 45,000
Refugees, originating from Ghana: 9,920 

 

 

Of population of 36.5 million, 13 dead, 48,500 people affected. (DFO 51, 70, & 163).  Heavy rain over 3 separate periods, for total of 90 days, April 21-30, May 15 - June 14, August 15 – Sept. 2.  Total affected area: 121,670 km2. See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $540, growing 5.8%
Rank in Human Development Index:  152, trending downward
Life Expectancy:  47.5
Morality of children under age of 5:  12% of live births
Population under age of 15:  42.9%
Literacy:  73.6
Rural population:  78.7%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 2.5%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 33.9%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  58.3%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  22.8%
Population undernourished:  31%
Access to improved water:  61%   
Arable Land: 8.1%

Refugees, from outside Kenya: 272,530
Estimated internally displaced people: 431,150

Refugees, originating from Kenya: 5,350

Net Official Development Aid: $768 million
ODA from US:  $139 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 4.3%

   

 

Of population of 3.6 million, 17,000 people affected. (DFO 170).  Heavy rain for 5 days, starting August 26.  Affected area: 2,330km2.  Map not available

Gross National Income per capita:  $130, growing 5.3%
Rank in Human Development Index:  177 (tied with Niger at bottom of index)
Life Expectancy:  42.4
Morality of children under age of 5:  23.5% of live births
Population under age of 15:  47%
Literacy:  39.2
Rural population:  40.5%

Share of income or consumption: No data available

Population living on less than $2 a day:  no data available
Population living on less than $1 a day: no data available

Population undernourished:  50%
Access to improved water:  61%   
Arable Land: 3.4%

Refugees, from outside Liberia: 16,168
Estimated internally displaced people: 7,000 – 23,000
Refugees, originating from Liberia: 160,550

Net Official Development Aid: $236 million
ODA from US:  $96 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 54%

  

Of population of 11.9 million, 4 dead, 17,900 homeless, 30,000 affected. (DFO 159).  Heavy rain starting July 4: Affected area: not specifically known. See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $380, growing 6.1%
Rank in Human Development Index:  175, trending downward
Life Expectancy:  48.1
Morality of children under age of 5:  21.8% of live births
Population under age of 15:  48.3%
Literacy:  no data available
Rural population:  68.4%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 1.8% 

Share of income or consumption (richest 10%):  40.4%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  90.6%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  72.3%
Population undernourished:  29%
Access to improved water:  50%   
Arable Land: 3.8%

Refugees, from outside Mali: 10,600
Estimated internally displaced people: no data available
Refugees, originating from Mali: 600

Net Official Development Aid: $691 million
ODA from US:  $52 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 14%

    

Of population of 3.1 million, 2 dead, 30,000 affected. (DFO 146, 173).  Periodic heavy rain  from Aug. 7 to Sept. 20: 81.5mm of rain in 24-hour period; floods up to 2 meters deep.  Affected area: 9,500 km2.  No map available

Gross National Income per capita:  $580, growing 5.4%
Rank in Human Development Index:  153, unchanged
Life Expectancy:  53.1
Morality of children under age of 5:  12.5% of live births
Population under age of 15:  43.1%
Literacy:  51.2%
Rural population:  59.3%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 2.5%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 29.5%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  63.1%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  25.9%
Population undernourished:  10%
Access to improved water:  53%   
Arable Land: 2%

Refugees, from outside Mauritania: 770
Estimated internally displaced people: no data available
Refugees, originating from Mauritania: 33,500

Net Official Development Aid: $190 million
ODA from US:  $16 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 10.4

   

Of population of 13.6 million, 10 dead, 20,000 affected. (DFO 159).  Periodic heavy rain starting in July. Duration and affected area unclear. 
See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $240, growing 4.5%
Rank in Human Development Index:  177, unchanging; shares bottom position with Liberia
Life Expectancy:  44.6
Morality of children under age of 5:  25.6% of live births
Population under age of 15:  49%
Literacy:  28.7%
Rural population:  82.8%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%):  0.8%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%):  35.4%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  85.8%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  60.6%
Population undernourished:  32%
Access to improved water:  46%   
Arable Land: 11.4%

No substantial refugee situation.

Net Official Development Aid: $515 million
ODA from US:  $25 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 15.2

   

Of population of 144.3 million, 11 dead, 55,000 affected. (DFO 144, 159).  Periodic heavy rain from late July into early October. Flooding of the Niger River and primary tributary Benue. Affected area: 502,370 km2.  See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $560, growing 6.9%
Rank in Human Development Index:  159%, trending downward
Life Expectancy:  43.4
Morality of children under age of 5:  19.4% of live births
Population under age of 15:  44.5%
Literacy:  66.8% (2003)
Rural population:  50.2%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 1.9%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 33.2%

Population living on less than $2 a day:  92.4%
Population living on less than $1 a day:  70.8%
Population undernourished:  9%
Access to improved water:  48%   
Arable Land: 33%

Refugees, from outside Nigeria: 8,770
Estimated internally displaced people: undetermined
Refugees, originating from Nigeria: 13,250

Net Official Development Aid: $6,437 million
ODA from US:  $120 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 7.4%

  

Of population of 37.8 million, 150 dead, 200,000 homeless.. 365,000 people affected by flooding across 16 of Sudan's 26 states (DFO 116).  Periodic heavy rain  from July 3 to October 8.  Affected area: 1,591,000 km2.  See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $640, growing 8%
Rank in Human Development Index:  141, unchanged
Life Expectancy:  56.5
Morality of children under age of 5:  9% of live births
Population under age of 15:  39.5%
Literacy:  60.9%
Rural population:  57.4%

Share of income or consumption: no data available

Population living on less than $2 a day: No data available
Population living on less than $1 a day:  No data available
Population undernourished:  26%
Access to improved water:  70%   
Arable Land: 6.8%

Refugees, from outside Sudan: 196,200
Estimated internally displaced people: 5,355,000
Refugees, originating from Sudan: 686,300

Net Official Development Aid: $1,829 million
ODA from US:  $575 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 7.1%

   

Of population of 6.4 million, 23 dead, 66,000 people affected. (DFO 159).  Periodic heavy rain  from end of August into October.  Affected area not known specifically.  See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $350, growing 2.8%
Rank in Human Development Index:  147, slipping
Life Expectancy:  54.5
Morality of children under age of 5:  13.9% of live births
Population under age of 15:  43.7%
Literacy:  53.2%
Rural population:  58.5%

Share of income or consumption: no data available

Population living on less than $2 a day: No data available
Population living on less than $1 a day:  No data available
Population undernourished:  24%
Access to improved water:  52%   
Arable Land: 44.2%

Refugees, from outside Togo: 6,300
Estimated internally displaced people: 1,500
Refugees, originating from Togo: 27,330

Net Official Development Aid: $87 million
ODA from US:  $3 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 4%
  
 

 

Of population of 29.7 million, 44 dead, 480,000 displaced. Heaviest floods in eastern Uganda in 35 years. 22 districts affected. (DFO 163).  Periodic heavy rain  from mid-August into October.  Affected area not specifically available.  See map

Gross National Income per capita:  $280, growing 6.6%
Rank in Human Development Index:  145, larger unchanged
Life Expectancy:  48.4
Morality of children under age of 5:  13.6% of live births
Population under age of 15:  50.4%
Literacy:  66.8%
Rural population:  17.1%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%):  2.3%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%):  34.9

Population living on less than $2 a day: No data available
Population living on less than $1 a day:  No data available
Population undernourished:  19%
Access to improved water:  43%   
Arable Land: 21.5%

Refugees, from outside Uganda: 272,000
Estimated internally displaced people: 1,297,000
Refugees, originating from Uganda: 21,750

Net Official Development Aid: $1,198 million
ODA from US:  $225 million
Percentage of GNI from Aid: 14%


 

Population: 305.9 million
Gross National Income per capita:  $43,560, growing 3.2%
Rank in Human Development Index:  8, largely unchanged
Life Expectancy:  77.5
Morality of children under age of 5:  0.7% of live births
Population under age of 15:  20.9%
Literacy:  99%
Rural population:  18.6%

Share of income or consumption (poorest 10%): 1.9%
Share of income or consumption (richest 10%): 29.9

Population living on less than $2 a day: No data available
Population living on less than $1 a day:  No data available
Population undernourished:  <2.5%
Access to improved water:  100%   
Arable Land: 18.1%

Refugees, from outside USA: 843,500
Estimated internally displaced people: no data available
Refugees, originating from USA: 1,356 

 

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Notes: 

Most population, poverty, and development figures from Reuters AlertNet Country Profiles

National and rural populations figures from UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Flooding information from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory 2007 Global Register of Major Flood Events. A DFO# is assigned each event chronologically.  Sometimes these numbers are assigned to transnational events, such as 159, that includes 11 West African countries

Gross National Income and poverty percentages:  World Bank, World Development Indicators 2006 as listed by Wikipedia

Human Development Index, life expectancy, populations under 15, literacy, and share of income percentages:  UN Development Program, Human Development Report 2006, listed at Reuters Alert Net

Child mortality and access to “improved” water:  UNICEF  and World Health Organization

Undernourished populations:  Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Refugee numbers:  UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  and Internal Displacement Monitoring Center 

Arable land:  CIA World Factbook

Official Development Aid numbers:  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD



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