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- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Djibouti: Floods - Apr 2004
- Djibouti: Toxic Pollution - Mar 2002
- Djibouti: Drought - Aug 1999
- Djibouti: Drought - Jul 1996
- Djibouti: Floods - Nov 1994
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Djibouti is vulnerable to a number of natural disasters. The country is occasionally affected by catastrophic floods resulting in massive damage to people and properties. The most recent flash floods in 2004 and in 2013 inflicted heavy casualties on the population and caused enormous destruction to roads, houses, and infrastructures, leaving people homeless and with no means of income. With reduced employment opportunities and limited access to resources, women and the poor are particularly vulnerable.
People living in vulnerable communities in the Republic of Djibouti are getting help to diversify their sources of income. A US$330,000 project implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by Japan is empowering women in flood-prone communities and helping them to build resilience to natural disasters through diversified livelihoods.
VIENNA, 5 March 2015 – The Government of Japan today announced its contribution of USD 3.78 million to further strengthen its humanitarian assistance in Africa, as well as towards Syrian refugees in Turkey, in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The cooperation was initiated in Vienna today with an exchange of notes between Fumito Miyake, Minister-Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, and Taizo Nishikawa, the Deputy to the Director General of UNIDO.