Ogaden Desert

By Alyshia Benda

Ogaden Desert Information

It is a arid reigon, inhabitited mainly by Somali pastoral nomads. The region was conquered by Menelik II of Ethiopia in 1891. A clash between italian and Ethiopian troops at the watering hole of Welwel, and Ogaden was used as a pretext by Italy to begin a war against Ethiopia.


the desert is a plateau. It has an elevation between 300 and 1500 meters. higher elevation is semi-arid.


Ogaden is located in the region of Ethiopia. it was part of amali. In the 1970's there was an Ogaden war over the region also called the Ethio-Samali war.
ogaden desert walk