Matters of Scale - Lost Tribes

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Amount spent in 1999 by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, per refugee, per day, in the Balkans
$1.23
Amount spent per refugee, per day, in Africa
$0.11
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Number of doctors per 100,000 refugees, in 1999, in some refugee camps in the Balkans
14
Number of doctors per 100,000 refugees in some camps in Africa
1
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Number of people who died as a result of public health emergencies such as epidemics or starvation, in the largest refugee camp in Macedonia (which held 33,000 people), each day in 1999
0
Number who died from these causes in the refugee camps of Africa (which held up to 500,000 people), per day in 1999
up to 6,000
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Amount of money the World Food Program was able to raise for food aid to Kosovo in 1999
$68.2 million
Amount it was able to raise for Liberia during a comparable period
$0.5 million
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Amount of "official development assistance" given to Israel, per person, in 1996
$423
Amount given to India, per person, during the same year
$2
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Sources: Balkans and Africa: Los Angeles Times, June 1999; Israel and India: Human Development Report 1999 (New York: United Nations Development Programme, 1999).