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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.

20 Dec 2016 description

Executive summary

The escalation of fighting between opposition groups in Yemen from 26th March, 2015 affected close to 2 million people as at August 2015. 1,439,118 persons were internally displaced and 100,661 left Yemen to seek refuge in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Oman and Saudi Arabia (UNHCR). Djibouti continued to receive the majority of refugees and was one of the rare neighbouring countries that had opened its borders to those fleeing Yemen.

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?

06 Aug 2015 description

Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity and vice president of Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC), requested ERC to send immediately 4000 tons of medicines and medical supplies by air to the Yemenis, who are stranded in Djibouti as well as to the Yemenis in Aden.

These recommendations came during a meeting yesterday with Prof. Moamena Kamel Secretary General of ERC.

Wali also requested ERC to offer humanitarian aids for the Yemenis in Egypt especially to who came to have medical treatments and the Yemenis studies in the Egyptian universities.

13 Jul 2015 description

With support from the State of Qatar, Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has recently commenced an urgent humanitarian intervention to help the Yemeni refugees arriving in Djibouti to flee the armed conflict in Aden, Lahj, Taiz, and other parts of their country.

09 Jul 2015 description

Request to extend timeframe by two months (New end date: 30 September 2015); and an additional allocation of CHF 94,448 (Total allocation: CHF 160,628) to enable the continuation of assistance to people upon arrival in Djibouti from Yemen, as well as revision of activities planned following the completion of a detailed needs assessment. An additional 1,800 people are expected to be reached through this DREF operation (Total: 3,800 people).

A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster

30 Apr 2015 description


Throughout 2014, the regional office continued working in 15 countries in Eastern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands; Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Rwanda and Burundi. The regional office supported the development of 6 emergency appeals and 15 DREFs in response to floods, disease outbreaks, terror attacks and population movement in Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

29 Apr 2015 description

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster

From 26 March 2015, there was an escalation in fighting between opposition groups in Yemen, which has affected an estimated 500,000 people, including 244,000 registered refugees (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As a result, populations affected by the crisis (including Chinese, Djiboutian, Indian, Kenyan, Somali, Tanzanian and Yemeni national) have begun to flee the violence, seeking refuge in countries in the Horn of Africa, specifically Djibouti and Somalia.

20 Apr 2015 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) has immediately responded and will request in the coming days for assistance through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) international disaster response mechanisms.

The situation

15 Apr 2015 description

The situation

Since January 2015, the tensions in Yemen turned into a conflict which forced the President, Mr Hadi, to flee the capital Sanaa in February. In late March, the President requested a coalition led by Saudi Arabia to intervene and launched air strikes on Houthi targets. The coalition comprises five Gulf Arab states as well as Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

18 Jun 2014 description

In 2012 New Zealand Red Cross Refugee services reviewed Its framework and services for resettlement of refugee youth ages 12-24. Information was gathered in focus groups or interviews with 76 people including youth, parents, Red Cross Refugee services’ staff and representatives of community groups and government agencies. The Review confirmed staff concerns and Informal feedback from youth and Refugee-background communities that experiences of resettling in New Zealand did not always meet the youths’ and their parents’ hopes and expectations for life In their new country.

31 Mar 2014 description
  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.

22 Jan 2014 description

1. Executive Summary

Situated in a region prone to man-made, natural, slow-onset or rapid complex emergencies, the IFRC EAIOIRO supports Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC / RC) National Societies in humanitarian response and enhancing communities’ capacity to be more resilient to hazards and risks.