- UNICEF Djibouti Humanitarian Situation Report, 18 April 2015 to 13 August 2015
- UNHCR Djibouti: Inter-agency update for the response to the Yemeni situation #16 (15 August 2015)
- FEWS NET Djibouti Remote Monitoring Report, July 2015
Appeals & Funding
IOM trucked 164,000L of water to various communities as well as health facilities in the districts of Crater, Ash Shaikh Othman, Khur Maksar and Attawahi, providing safe water to an estimated 11,270 individuals.
250 migrants that were evacuated on an IOM chartered boat from Al Hudaydah to Obock were accommodated and assisted at the Migrant Response Centre (MRC) in Obock.
Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.
Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.
Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.
Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.
High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
Since the escalation of the crisis in Yemen on 26 March, 2015, a total of 22,555 people, including 10,402 Yemeni nationals, fled from Yemen to Djibouti.
As of 15 August, UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee entity) registered 2,551 refugees, thereof 2,410 Yemeni nationals, including 846 children
UNICEF has been providing access to safe water to all Yemen refugees in Markazi camp, the new refugee site established to accommodate this population.
Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding
Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity
UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi
Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise
AU holds WHS consultation in region
Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen
Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen
250 Ethiopian migrants were evacuated by boat from Al Hudaydah (Yemen) to Obock (Djibouti) on 17 August. To date, IOM has organized 10 boat rotations evacuating a total of 1,915 migrants from Al Hudaydah to Obock.
From 13 to 18 August, over 1,800 IDPs and conflict-affected populations were provided with emergency and primary health care including health promotion and reproductive health services in Aden,
Abyan, Sana’a and Al Hudyadah.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP aims to reduce short term hunger among refugees and rural and urban communities affected by recurrent droughts and increasing food prices through targeted relief and early recovery interventions, while developing national and community capacities. Through its operations, WFP contributes to the government’s efforts to improve food and nutrition security.
- Widespread heavy rain continues and increases risks for flooding over many areas of West Africa.
- Rainfall deficits have persisted over parts of Eastern Africa despite increased rain during the recent weeks
1) A premature cessation of rain has increased moisture deficits and negatively impacted crops in the southern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Limited rain is forecast along the Gulf of Guinea during the next week, likely to sustain moisture deficits.
The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*
US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.
The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2016
Yemen Conflict: Over a thousand child casualties so far – UNICEF
SANAA, 19 August 2015 – An average of eight children are being killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict gripping the country, according to a report released by UNICEF.
Yemen: Childhood Under Threat.pdf) says that nearly 400 children have been killed and over 600 others injured since the violence escalated some four months ago.
Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015
Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.
From 5 to 7 August, UNHCR led a joint mission with UNDSS and WFP to Aden to assess the feasibility of re-establishing UN offices in Aden.
According to statistics from IOM and the Djiboutian government, 22,555 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 11 August (since 26 March). Of those 10,402 persons (46%) are Yemeni nationals, 10,314 (46%) are transiting Third Country Nationals (TCNs) and 1,839 persons (8%) are Djiboutian returnees. Yemenis applying for asylum in Djibouti are hosted in the Markazi camp in Obock.
Qatar Charity Yemen's most recent food distribution reached more than 6000 families in Aden, Amanat Al-Asmeh, Abyan, Shabwah, Saa’da, Sana’a, Ibb, Hodeda, Hajjah, Al-Bayda’, Al-Mahwit, Dhmar, Taiz, Hadramaut and Dhale governorates. Each family receieved a month's worth of food; 50kg of flour, 10kg of sugar, 10kg of rice, 5 liters of cooking oil, powder milk, macaroni, and other items.
The ICRC has been present in Djibouti for the last 24 years. Djibouti, which is covered by the ICRC regional delegation in Nairobi, has been working to put families separated by armed conflict back in touch. This year Djibouti has served as a strategic operation point for ICRC's work in Yemen, as a result of the ongoing conflict. Olivier Chassot, the head of Yemen Support (YES) in Djibouti, highlights the support being provided by his team.
Why is the YES team stationed in Djibouti and how long has it been there?