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- Horn of Africa Crisis: 2011-2012
- 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
- Djibouti: Floods - Apr 1989
- Djibouti: Drought - Feb 1988
Most read reports
- A Life and Death Struggle Transiting Through the Horn of Africa
- Djibouti carries out mass immunization to protect children against polio, amid outbreaks in the Horn of Africa
- WFP Djibouti Country Brief, October 2018
- WFP Djibouti Country Brief, September 2018
- La 811ème réunion du Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'UA sur les activités du Groupe de mise en œuvre de haut niveau de l'Union africaine (AUHIP) pour le Soudan, le Soudan du Sud et la Corne de l’Afrique
The political and security situation in Djibouti is currently stable. However, the country has limited natural resources and is struggling to recover from six consecutive years of drought. These challenges have had a negative socio-economic impact on the host community and the people of concern to UNHCR.
Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
Snapshot 3–9 December
Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.
Seasonal outlook and impact on food security
There has been a general decrease in the number of food insecure people as harvests continue across the region. Following an extended dry period and delayed onset of rains, a large part of the arid, semi-arid lands (ASALs) have received below-average rainfall providing limited relief.
8 décembre 2014 – L'ONU et ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé lundi un appel de fonds de 16,4 milliards de dollars auprès des donateurs pour venir en aide à au moins 57,5 millions de personnes vulnérables à travers le monde l'an prochain.
« Plus de 80% des personnes que nous voulons aider se trouvent dans des pays affectés par des conflits où la brutalité et la violence ont un impact dévastateur sur leur vie », a déclaré la Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos.
Niger: 10,000 refugees arrived in Diffa region from Damasack, Nigeria. Most were fleeing forced recruitment by Boko Haram, and some unaccompanied children were reported. More than 105,000 people have arrived from Nigeria since May 2013, and the rate is increasing. The newly displaced are in a critical situation, and Diffa faces serious gaps in service provision.
Displacement increased by 1.4 million in region
The number of people displaced in the region has increased by 14 per cent in the last six months. By the end of September 2014, the total number of people displaced was 11,433,752 in Burundi, (eastern) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Of the total displaced population, 2,467,547 are refugees while 8,966,205 are internally displaced persons (IDPs) and people severely affected by conflict.
Longtemps considéré comme un modèle de stabilité dans une région en proie à des troubles incessants, Djibouti doit maintenant faire face à une situation de sécurité précaire.
Djibouti joue un rôle important dans les efforts internationaux de lutte contre la piraterie dans la région et soutient le rétablissement de la paix en Somalie ; toutefois, en raison de ses interventions, le pays a été menacé d’attentats à titre de représailles.
Les violences qui ont éclaté au Soudan du Sud en décembre 2013 ont fait peser un fardeau supplémentaire sur une sous-région déjà très instable, en proie à d’incessants confl¬its et déplacements de population.
The eruption of violence in South Sudan in December 2013 placed an additional burden on an already volatile subregion, which continues to suffer from conflict and displacement.
Nine months into the South Sudan crisis, there were approximately 1.3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and more than 450,000 new South Sudanese refugees, who fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
Over 11 million people are living as refugees or IDPs in the eastern Africa region.
Upsurge in fighting and displacement in the Kivus and Katanga region.
ICPAC predicts more flooding in December 2014.
Chronic crisis with pockets of acute to emergency food and nutrition insecurity in region.
Internal displacement dramatic increase mainly in South Sudan and Sudan.
Scale up in response needs substantial new aid flows to be adequate.
In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.
IOM Djibouti has contributed USD 85,000 to the Djiboutian Health Ministry to help local hospitals and clinics provide medical care to migrants from the Horn of Africa. The principal donor is CERF, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.
“We estimate that over 100,000 migrants transit this country every year,” said IOM Djibouti Chief of Mission Romaric N’Guessan. “Unfortunately, most of them cross in appalling conditions, often on foot. So, logically, they suffer terribly from dehydration and are exposed to all sorts of diseases.”
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has granted NRC an additional SEK 17.4 million to help refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq and Djibouti.
The generous additional grants are part of the Humanitarian Agreement between Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and NRC on support for refugees and internally displaced persons. Sida is one of NRCs main partners, supporting operations in 18 of the 25 countries NRC where operates. The additional emergency funds are given to projects in Iraq and Djibouti.
November 14 2014: Kisuke Ndiku explores the causes of food insecurity, migration and conflict in the Horn of Africa – and the consequences for local communities.
Of the 160 million people living in the Horn of Africa, 70 million live in areas prone to extreme food shortages. 60% of the land is home to 22 million pastoralists. More than 40% of the population in the region is undernourished due to food insecurity and inadequate livelihoods. During the 2010-2011 droughts malnutrition was as high as 30%.
Snapshot 5–11 November
Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.
Amid reports today from Obock, Djibouti, that at least 30 more people have died attempting to cross the Gulf of Aden, IOM has dispatched a team to investigate and aid survivors, if any.
Following the biggest loss of life since March in a deadly shipwreck in the Gulf of Aden on 20 October, when 26 migrants drowned, IOM Djibouti has been sheltering eight survivors and providing them with necessary psychological and medical assistance.