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World + 21 others
CERF Quarterly Update - January - March 2014

The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Djibouti + 1 other
UN human rights expert welcomes release of Eritrean refugees in Djibouti

GENEVA (15 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, today hailed the release of all Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers, some of whom had been held in detention for more than five years at the Nagad Police Academy in Djibouti.

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Gestión del riesgo de desastres para un desarrollo con capacidad de adaptación

Report
World Bank

Los desastres naturales afectan en forma desproporcionada a las personas pobres y vulnerables. A la luz de la alarmante tendencia mundial que apunta hacia un aumento en las pérdidas debido a estos fenómenos, la gestión de los desastres y el riesgo climático (DRM, por sus siglas en inglés) está cada vez más presente en las actividades del Banco Mundial. Las inversiones ayudan a proteger millones de vidas y medios de sustento y salvaguardar el crecimiento en sectores socioeconómicos clave.

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Gérer les risques de catastrophe pour protéger le développement

Report
World Bank

Les catastrophes frappent majoritairement les populations pauvres et vulnérables. Face à l’aggravation préoccupante des pertes dues aux catastrophes de par le monde, la gestion des risques de catastrophe tient une place croissante dans les opérations de la Banque mondiale. Les investissements contribuent à protéger des millions de personnes ainsi que leurs moyens de subsistance, et à préserver la croissance dans les secteurs socio-économiques clés.

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Un nouveau don de 3,8 millions de dollars pour améliorer l’accès à l’éducation

Report
World Bank

WASHINGTON, 13 avril 2014 – Le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et le gouvernement de Djibouti ont signé aujourd’hui un accord en faveur du Projet d’amélioration de l’accès à une éducation de qualité. Ce don de 3,8 millions de dollars viendra appuyer les efforts du gouvernement djiboutien pour améliorer la qualité d’ensemble du système éducatif et en renforcer les capacités.

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Djibouti + 1 other
Djibouti hands 267 Eritreans over to the UNHCR (Apr 15, 2014)

The Djiboutian government has handed 267 Eritrean refugees over the UN refugee agency, UNHCR including some prisoners of war taken in June 2008 when Eritrea attacked Djibouti. Presidential adviser Najib Ali Tahir said on Monday (April 14) that they included 19 prisoners of war and Djibouti has talked to the International Committee of the Red Cross to facilitate their return to their own country, despite the fact that Djibouti has received no word about the Djibouti’s POW held by Eritrea, nor has Eritrea indicated it wishes to accept them back.

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New US$3.8 Million Grant for Djibouti to Support Improved Access to Education

Report
World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2014 – The World Bank Group and the Government of Djibouti signed today a US$3.8 million grant to support the government’s Access to Quality Education Project. The grant is designed to support government efforts to improve the overall quality and capacity of its education system.

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Somalia + 8 others
Somalia Fact Sheet, April 2014

Operation Highlights

The number of refugees from Somalia – about 1 million – is the third highest in the world after Afghanistan and Syria

UNHCR leads protection and emergency relief interventions targeting 700,000 IDPs out of a total IDP population estimated at 1.1 million and over 2,300 refugees in Somalia.

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Somalia + 8 others
Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea,Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the case load mentioned refers only to refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

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Djibouti Food Security Outlook Update March 2014

Below-average Xays/Dadaa rains limit rangeland for pastoralists

Key Messages

  • The early end to the October to February Xays/Dadaa coastal rainy season has limited water and rangeland resources in the southeast and in the Obock region.

  • Continued reductions in food aid have reduced food availability for households in Dikhil and Obock who increasingly rely on in-kind support from family members in Djibouti City.

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Kenya + 6 others
East Africa faces up to drought threat

By Denis McClean

NAIROBI, March 31 - UNISDR today welcomed the outcome of East Africa’s Second Drought Resilience Summit as an important contribution to next month’s Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and preparing for a future in which climate change will amplify existing stress on water availability in Africa.

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Burundi + 14 others
Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Region Representation Office Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015 Version 2

  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Regional Representation for Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, as part of the IFRC Africa Zone, supports National Societies (NS) to train and mobilise volunteers to respond to emergencies and to make communities more resilient to risks. It aims to make this work sustainable by bringing evidence-based cases of the benefits of Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteer action to new and existing stakeholders in the humanitarian and development sector.

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Djibouti + 14 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 425, 4 Mar 2014)

Situation Générale en février 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2014

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World + 8 others
The IDDRSI Strategy

IGAD DROUGHT DISASTER RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE (IDDRSI)

January 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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World + 7 others
UN and IGAD strengthen ties on resilience and humanitarian action

Around 65 per cent of the IGAD region receives less than 600mm in rainfall every year. This year’s Summit seeks to keep the spotlight on commitments made to end drought emergencies.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somalia + 8 others
East Africa Price Bulletin March 2014

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

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Yemen + 6 others
Water in the Arab world: From droughts to flood, building resilience against extremes

Report
World Bank

The Middle East and North Africa is the most water scarce region in the world, and its water stress is likely to worsen. Governments are now under pressure to implement disaster risk management plans.