Iraq War by the Numbers

Health Care:
-- Nearly half of the 34,000 registered physicians have left the country in the wake of sectarian threats and violence, impeding health care delivery. (Source: Defense Department)
-- 92 of the 137 primary health care centers (PHCs) planned for construction are completed, with 50 in operation. (Source: Defense Department)
-- Another 28 completed hospitals are waiting to be open because there aren't enough medical personnel to work in them. (Source: Defense Department)
-- Numbers on hospitals and health care facilities nationwide are not available. (Source: Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institute)

Doctors:
-- Number of Iraqi physicians registered before the 2003 invasion: 34,000
-- Estimated number of Iraqi physicians who have left since 2003 invasion: 17,000
-- Estimated number of Iraqi physicians murdered since 2003 invasion: 2,000
-- Average salary of an Iraqi physician: 7.5 million Iraqi dinars per year (or $5,100)
-- Annual graduates from Iraqi medical schools: 2,250
(Source: Brookings Institute)

Electricity:
-- Prewar: Hours of daily electricity nationwide (estimated) 4-8
-- Feb. 26, 2008: Hours of daily electricity nationwide: 9.7
-- Prewar: Hours of daily electricity in Baghdad (estimated): 16 to 24
-- Feb. 26, 2008: Hours of daily electricity in Baghdad: 7.5
(Sources: Brookings Institute, Defense Department)

Internet Subscribers:
-- Prewar: 4,500 (estimated)
-- April 2007: 261,000
(Source: Brookings Institute)

Telephones:
-- Prewar: 833,000
-- March 13, 2007: 1,111,000
-- Prewar cell phones: 80,000
-- Jan. 30, 2008: 10,000,000
(Sources: Brookings Institute, Associated Press)

Water:
-- Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water
-- Jan. 20, 2008: 20.4 million people have potable water
(Sources: AP, Brookings Institute)

Sewage:
-- Prewar: 6.2 million people served
-- Jan. 20, 2008: 11.3 million people served
(Source: AP)

Internal Refugees:
-- Number of internally displaced persons as of April 2007: 1,907,384
(Sources: Brookings Institute, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees)

Iraqi Refugees:
-- More than 4.6 million Iraqis have been displaced, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). (Note: Not all Iraqi refugees fled because of the current war.)
-- Iraqi refugees abroad: 2.2-2.4 million
-- Iraqi refugees in Syria: 1.4-1.5 million
-- Iraqi refugees in Jordan: 700,000-750,000
-- Iraqi refugees in Egypt, Lebanon, Iran: 175,000-200,000
-- Iraqi refugees in Gulf states: 200,000
(Sources: Brookings Institute, UNHCR)

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