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22 May 2018 description

Highlights

• The estimated number of people affected by flooding following Cyclone Sagar has increased to 25,000 to 50,000 and two fatalities have been reported.

• Flood waters are now subsiding but several areas remain inundated.

• Response is underway, under the leadership of the Government.

Situation Overview

22 May 2018 description
map UNOSAT

UNITAR – UNOSAT, following the request of UNOCHA Djibouti , has performed a rapid flood assessment to illustrate the impact caused after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18 over Djibouti & Balbala. For this rapid flood analysis UNOSAT has used post-event cloud free images of the area, collected on the 20th & 21st May 2018, 3 meters resolution.

20 May 2018 description

Highlights

• Cyclone Sagar has caused heavy rain and flash floods in Djibouti.

• Initial estimates indicate that 20,000 to 30,000 people may have been affected, with Djibouti City and the suburb of Balbala hardest hit.

Situation

Heavy rains due to Cyclone Sagar have caused flash floods in Djibouti, particularly in Djibouti City and the suburb of Balbala.

09 May 2018 description
report The Guardian

Tom Gardner and Charlie Rosser in Djibouti
Wed 9 May 2018 02.00 EDT

Persecution and hardship drives almost 100,000 migrants to cross the Red Sea each year, risking the treacherous journey in a bid to reach the Gulf

06 May 2018 description

In Numbers

274.8 MT of food assistance distributed

US$150,227 m cash based transfers made

US$10.7 m six months (April- September 2018) net funding requirements

47,000 people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

26 Apr 2018 description

Groupe URD is helping to establish a “Zero Hunger” Strategy, related to Sustainable Development Goal no.2, in the context of the Republic of Djibouti, a peaceful little enclave in the middle of the turbulence of the Horn of Africa.

26 Apr 2018 description

An interview with Lionel Schenal, Logistics Officer in charge of sea operations for Yemen

Lionel is based in Djibouti and from there he manages the voyages of the WFP-chartered vessels VOS Apollo and VOS Theia. It was not easy to lock thirty minutes in his incredibly busy schedule and sure enough he arrived late, directly from the port of Djibouti.

“Sorry, I normally make a point of being punctual, but there has been some last minutes changes that needed my attention” - he says as he enters the office that hosts the Logistics Cluster team in Djibouti.

29 Mar 2018 description

Bringing TB diagnosis and treatment into Djibouti's refugee camps to ensure no one is left behind

Djibouti hosts more than 27,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, equivalent to roughly 3% of its population. With one of the highest densities of refugees in the world, crowded camps create a fertile breeding ground for the transmission of tuberculosis (TB).

27 Mar 2018 description

L’ OIM travaille en collaboration avec le Gouvernement afin de mieux appréhender les dynamiques migratoires à Djibouti et comprendre le profil des migrants qui transitent dans le pays. Le suivi des flux de population est une activité qui consiste à collecter des données dans les régions d’Arta, Ali-Sabieh, Dikhil, Tadjourah et Obock.

Les données présentées dans ce rapport mensuel donnent un aperçu des mouvements de populations observés entre le 1 et 28 Février 2018.

27 Mar 2018 description
report IRIN

Braving harsh terrain, kidnapping threats and a months’ long journey

Over the past three years, around 200,000 Yemenis have fled their country, displaced by a continuing conflict that has led to 6,000 civilian deaths and left 22.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance or protection. Yet for tens of thousands of migrants escaping economic or political distress in Somalia and Ethiopia, Yemen remains a destination of choice, or at least a key transit point en route to the Gulf states.

12 Mar 2018 description

L'OIM travaille en collaboration avec le Gouvernement afin de mieux appréhender les dynamiques migratoires à Djibouti et comprendre le profil des migrants qui transitent dans le pays. Le suivi des flux de population est une activité qui consiste à collecter des données dans les localités où transitent les migrants.

07 Mar 2018 description

Situation

  • Overall, the 2017 rainy seasons in Djibouti performed well, supporting pasture regeneration, increased water availability and near-average vegetation conditions. While the October-to-February rains were slightly below average, most households have improved food access due to a seasonal increase in access to milk and other livestock products, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

01 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• The WFP Djibouti Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (I-ICSP) for 2018 to 2019 was approved in September 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

• WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

21 Feb 2018 description
report African Union

Djibouti, 20 February 2018 – H.E Mr. Anicet-Georges Dologuélé, Head of the Election Observation Mission of the African Union (AU) to the upcoming legislative elections in the Republic of Djibouti, and former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic met on Monday 19 February 2018, with H.E Mr. Abdi Ibrahim Absieh, President of the Constitutional Council of Djibouti in the presence of Mrs. Fahima Abdi, Secretary General of the same institution and other collaborators.

13 Feb 2018 description
report African Union

Communiqué de Presse Nº022/2018

L’Union africaine déploie des observateurs de Court Terme dans le cadre des élections législatives du 23 février en

République de Djibouti

Addis-Abéba, 12 février 2018: Le Président de la Commission de l’Union Africaine, Son Excellence Moussa Faki Mahamat, a autorisé le déploiement d’une Mission d’observation de court terme (OCT) dans le cadre des élections législatives du 23 février 2018 en République de Djibouti. Les observateurs arriveront à Djibouti le 15 février et y séjourneront jusqu’au 2 mars 2018.

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 3,811 of children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated, the equivalent of 67% of the planned target.

• 1,546 additional people have access to adequate sanitation, the equivalent of 45% of its annual target.

• 4,000 cases of suspected Acute Watery Diarrhea treated with Oral Rehydration Salts

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Djibouti Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (I-ICSP) for 2018 to 2019 was approved in September 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

31 Jan 2018 description

L'OIM travaille en collaboration avec le Gouvernement afin de mieux appréhender les dynamiques migratoires à Djibouti et comprendre le profil des migrants qui transitent dans le pays. Le suivi des flux de population est une activité qui consiste à collecter des données dans les localités où transitent les migrants.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and families in Djibouti are extremely vulnerable after nearly a decade of drought. Since 2008, rainfall has decreased by half and many cisterns and shallow wells have dried up.