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Ethiopia - Ogaden

Separatist groups in ethnic Somali eastern Ethiopia


Since 1984, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and its military arm, the Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA), have been fighting to separate the Ogaden, a portion of the Somali Region, from Ethiopia. The Somali Region is approximately 280,000 square kilometers, about as big as Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia, and is sparsely populated, with approximately four million inhabitants, almost all ethnic Somalis. This is 15 people per square kilometer, less than Oklahoma and more than Utah.
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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 96.1 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 3
WFP Hunger Map: 45 % undernourished
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 325,000 IDPs
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating B
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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05/22 Ethiopia:EPRDF’s Distorted Policy Aggar (Associates) 05/15 Ethiopia: Ogaden Whistle-blower Receives 2014 Anna Politkovskaya Award 05/14 Ethiopia: A 60-Year-Old Somali Man Faces Harsh Treatment In Fiq Town 05/14 Ogaden: Refugees Arbitrarily Detained By Djibouti 05/14 Ethiopia: Should Jigjiga University Students defy Order to Halt Protest? 05/09