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16 Jun 2010 description

Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have sought asylum in cities in neighboring countries but have long been overlooked by humanitarian actors. Many of these refugees have found ways to survive in Nairobi, Djibouti, Aden, and Sana'a and have become self-reliant, but others suffer from police harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention, and forced return. Registration and documentation should be the foundation of refugee protection in cities. Partnerships with community-based organizations and ongoing refugee profiling is essential to identify and serve the most vulnerable.

27 Jul 2000 description

At present, Djibouti is best known as the port of entry for food aid destined for Ethiopia, and the tiny country hosts one of the largest ongoing humanitarian operations in the world. Djibouti, like its larger neighbors, also suffers from a drought - and the response from donors to Djibouti's needs has not been adequate.