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General resources on the Horn of Africa

In this page you will find links to websites providing general information about Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

This page is still under construction. You are invited to send us (pfedaatuniv-lille1.fr or Fax: (33) 3.28.76.74.01, attn. D. Bounie) any other relevant information which might help to update it.

 

World Bank

Eritrea : country brief-2000, country data profile, country at a glance (pdf file), pipeline projects
Ethiopia :
country brief-2000, country data profile, country at a glance (pdf file), pipeline projects
Kenya :
country brief-2000, country data profile, country at a glance (pdf file), pipeline projects
Somalia :
country brief-2000, country data profile, country at a glance (pdf file)
Sudan :
country brief-2000, country data profile, country at a glance (pdf file)


OCHA-Relief Web

Country's background (Country profile, Culture, Development, Disaster history, Food & Agriculture, Geographie & Environment, Government & Politics, Health, HIV-AIDS, Human Rights, Media links, Refugees & IDPs, UN links) :

Eritrea
Ethiopia
Somalia

regional maps


UNDP-EUE

links to specific Ethiopia resources
maps


United Nations Somalia

regional and thematic maps, news and reports, gateway to web resources


WIC (Walta Information Center)

- extensive list of numerous Ethiopian links
-
country profile, basic facts, image archieve


WFP

special page on the Drought in the Greater Horn of Africa


UNHCR

country information + updated statistical fact sheets on refugees :

Djibouti + country latest developments, from Refugee NewsNet
Eritrea + country latest developments, from Refugee NewsNet
Ethiopia + country latest developments, from Refugee NewsNet
Kenya + country latest developments, from Refugee NewsNet
Somalia + country latest developments, from Refugee NewsNet
Sudan + country latest developments, from Refugee NewsNet


USAid

Greater Horn Information exchange :

Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan
Regional

country maps : Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan
Greater Horn :
soils (suitable land), CUI (cropland use intensity), IPD (interpolated population density)

Ethiopia: maps of rainfall estimates for september 2000, from NOAA satellite imagery
Somalia:
maps of Metostats rainfall estimates + NDVI imagery on actual vegetation for september 2000 ; areas of post-Gu food insecurity
Kenya:
rainfall forecast for sept. - dec. 2000 (from DMC) ; areas and degree of food insecurity in Makueni District

FEWS (Famine Early Warnins System) : http://fews.net (more details)

Horn: maps of major food security problems + Status of Emergency Food Aid Programs, Greater Horn of Africa: February, 2001
Eritrea
:
Food Security Update: February 2001
Ethiopia :
Food Security Update: February 2001
Kenya :
Food Security Update: January 2001
Somalia :
Food Security Update: February 2001
Southern Sudan :
Food Security Update: January 2001


FAO - GIEWS database

general information (country profile, information on agriculture, information on food consumption, statistics, other), crop situation (current agricultural situation), previous agricultural situation, food balance, satellite images, pests), maps (administrative maps, meteorological profile, crop zones, crop calendar, population) :

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan
Entire region


ADDA (Africa Data Dissemination Service)
USAID/USGS

maps (digital & satellite), agricultural statistics, precipitation, price data :

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan


Index on Africa
(maintained by the Norwegian Council for Africa)

country profiles + web kinks

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan


EARS

drought monitoring and crop yield forecasting web site : http://www.earlywarning.nl/
Special page on current situation in East AFrica


lesnouvelles.org

Internet gate in french of the newspaper "Les Nouvelles d'Addis" : many resources + links
http://www.lesnouvelles.org/index.html


NewAfrica.com

extended gateways and country profiles :

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan


HealthNet

links between health care professionals; health statistics and information

Eritrea, contact : supportateri.healthnet.org
Ethiopia, contact : HealthNet.Ethiopiaateth.healthnet.org
Kenya, contact : hnetathealthnet.or.ke
Sudan, contact : supportatsud.healthnet.org


ODCI-CIA (USA)

country factbooks :

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan


US Library of Congress

Ethiopia Country study


Norwegian Refugee Council : Global IDP project

- Global database on IDPs in Eritrea (updated Sept. 2000)
- the full file may be downloaded as pdf file
here


Eritrean Network Information Center (ENIC)

country profile + maps + various info


Eritrea Online Dehai

- news + country profile
-
satellite maps of Eritrea


UN Dept. of Public Information (UNDPI)

maps :

East Africa
Horn of Africa
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Somalia
Sudan


National Geographic

maps (as available on the WFP website) :

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan


The Perry-Castaņeda Library (PCL) Map Collection
University of Texas - Austin

- list of PCL maps of Africa
-
links to country and regional maps on other websites
-
map of Eritrea


Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER)
University of Iowa :

- list of web map sources and information
-
digital cartographic (GIS) and satellite data


African Studies
University of Pensylvania

Ethiopia page ( links to various web resources + Addis Ababa map)


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

climate outlook on the Horn of Africa for the UN system

Information and Public Affairs Office
7 bis, avenue de la Paix
CH 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Tel : .+(41 22) 730 8315, fax.: +(41 22) 733 2829/730 8027
email:
ipaatgateway.wmo.ch
Contact : Mr. Taysir M. Al-Ghanem


DMC (Drought Monitoring Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya)

climate predictions for the Horn of Africa
Update of the October to December 2000 Climate Outlook for the Greater Horn of Africa + maps


CDI (Center for the Development of Industries, Brussels, Belgium)

links to usefull resources in the Horn of Africa :

Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan


IMF

Kenya: Selected Economic and Financial Indicators, 1995-2004


UNCU/UNCT-Somalia

list of Somali diaspora websites offering background news on events in Djibouti and Somalia

www.somalinet.com
www.somaliawatch.org
www.somalia-rebirth.dj
www.somalilandforum.com
www.somalitalk.com
www.hiran.com


Some interesting Ethiopian websites with information about Ethiopia :