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27 Jul 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands received assistance in 2016 in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti

In 2016, the International Committee of the Red Cross continued to help thousands of people restore family links in Kenya, Tanzania, and Djibouti.

In Kenya, we supported the construction of a water project along the coast that has benefitted thousands. Our teams conducted regular visits of detainees in Zanzibar and supported the provision of solar panels to assist in pumping water for the prisons.

22 Apr 2016 description

Kenya / Tanzania / Djibouti: 241,000 calls to families were made by refugees in 2015

In 2015 the ICRC continued to help hundreds of thousands of people reconnect with their families following refugee influx in Tanzania and Djibouti.

We provided economic support to people directly or indirectly affected by situations of violence in Kenya and provided training on IHL in all three countries.

Highlights of our work in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in 2015

31 Mar 2016 description

In 2015, a number of countries in the Horn of Africa witnessed a wave of crises.

The ongoing unrest in South Sudan brought the number of people who had fled their homes since the conflict started to over two million. Electoral tensions in Burundi led to a large influx of refugees into neighbouring Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And as the conflict in Yemen worsened, thousands fled to the shores of Djibouti and Somalia.

14 Aug 2015 description

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?

13 Dec 2012 description

Genève (CICR) – Le 12 décembre, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) intégrera dans sa base de données sur le droit international humanitaire coutumier une nouvelle sélection de cas issus de la pratique de 23 pays en matière de conflits armés et portant sur des questions d’intérêt humanitaire telles que la distinction entre combattants et civils, l’emploi de certaines armes, la protection des personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur pays, le cadre juridique régissant l’internement et la détention en …

12 Dec 2012 description

Geneva (ICRC) –– On 12 December, the ICRC will make available on its online Customary IHL database an update of State practice of 23 countries relating to armed conflicts and humanitarian issues such as the distinction between combatants and civilians, the use of certain weapons, the protection of internally displaced persons, the legal framework for internment and detention in armed conflict, recruitment of child soldiers, and serious violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) that amount to war crimes.

19 Jul 2012 description

This edition of the Review is introduced by the reflections of two of the leading humanitarian action policy makers. In 2010, Kristalina Georgieva was named the first Commissioner of the European Union specifically appointed for humanitarian aid and crisis response. In this capacity she heads the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO), a major donor of international aid.

30 May 2012 description

An overview of the delegation's activities in the first half of 2012.


  • ICRC facilitates the transfer of released chinese nationals

  • IHL military instructors course held

  • Water project for 6,000 beneficiaries

  • ICRC intervenes during Moyale clashes

  • ICRC continues to support the Djibouti Penitentiary Administration

  • Health Care in Danger Campaign

  • Geneva: remembering Khalil Dale

26 Mar 2012 description

Second-largest logistics facility in the worldThe ICRC Nairobi delegation was set up in Kenya in 1973. It monitors the humanitarian situation in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. Kenya’s geographical position makes it an ideal base for the ICRC’s activities in East Africa and the surrounding regions as there are plane connections to all parts of the world, transport by road to many of the neighbouring countries, and the proximity of the port of Mombassa. The regional delegation is therefore home of the second largest ICRC logistics facility in the world.

06 Nov 2008 description

Alex Wynter

Sous l'effet combiné de la pression démographique, de la désertification et, surtout, de la sécheresse, les éleveurs de Djibouti sont peu à peu contraints d'abandonner leurs pâtures traditionnelles et de s'installer dans des campements improvisés aux portes de la capitale.

La dégradation des conditions d'existence dans les campagnes de cette petite nation de la Corne de l'Afrique située au débouché de la Mer Rouge est telle que le mode de vie pastoral, caractérisé par une dépendance presque totale des éleveurs envers leurs troupeaux, risque de bientôt …

07 May 2008 description

Long before the recent post-election violence that set the ICRC and Kenya Red Cross (KRCS) into emergency mode late last year, the delegation in Nairobi has been an important logistics and support hub for the ICRC. After five years on the job, outgoing head of delegation Pascal Cuttat explains the evolution of the ICRC's role over the years and the secret to its effective cooperation with the KRCS during the recent crisis.

ICRC You have been responsible for the Regional Delegation in Nairobi covering Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti for the last five years.

30 Sep 2003 description

On 29 and 30 September, the Red Crescent Society of Djibouti and the ICRC carried out a one-off distribution of emergency relief supplies for some 9,000 people stranded at the Aour-Aoussa refugee camp about 100 kilometres south-west of the city of Djibouti. The camp was originally designed to house no more than 3,000 people.