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13 Dec 2018 description

By: Wakanyi Hoffman, Angela Wells

Djibouti – An important seaport country in the Horn of Africa occupied by less than a million people, Djibouti is at the crossroads of one of the most transited and increasingly dangerous migration routes in the world.

With neighbouring Somalia to the Southeast, Ethiopia to the West and South and Eritrea to the North, Djibouti is a patchwork of ethnicities: its citizens descendants of European 19th century settlers, the Afar from Ethiopia, and the French-speaking Somali.

06 Dec 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 811ème réunion tenue le 22 novembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit 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:

Le Conseil,

28 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• Djibouti is hosting approximately 26,300 refugees from Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea and Ethiopia, of which 21,100 reside in settlements. WFP provides assistance to all registered refugees and asylum seekers living in Ali Addeh, Holl Holl and Markazi camps in form of general distributions, nutrition support and a cash transfer component as part of the general distribution.

04 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• Djibouti is hosting approximately 26,300 refugees from Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea and Ethiopia, of which 21,100 reside in settlements. WFP provides assistance to all registered refugees and asylum seekers living in Ali Addeh, Holl Holl and Markazi camps in form of general distributions, nutrition support and a cash transfer component as part of the general distribution.

19 Oct 2018 description

Situation

  • Djibouti is an arid, desert-like country, characterized by low rainfall, extremely limited agricultural production and a heavy reliance on food imports. Approximately 42 percent of the population lives in absolute poverty, mostly in rural areas.

19 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19218
17 SEPTEMBRE 2018

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général se félicite de la réunion tenue entre le Président de Djibouti, M. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, et celui de l’Érythrée, M. Isaias Afwerki, le 17 septembre à Djeddah sous les auspices de Sa Majesté, le Roi Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saoud d’Arabie saoudite.

18 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19218

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea held on 17 September in Jeddah under the auspices of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

237.887 mt of food assistance distributed

US$0.15 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 12 m six months (August 2018 -January 2019) net funding requirements

33,682 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

27 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

• In response to the cyclone Sagar in May, UNICEF distributed Immediate Response WASH and dignity kits benefitting 700 affected households (including IDPs and surrounding host community) in Damerjog, an IDP site located just outside Djibouti;

• Over the reporting period, 842 people in drought affected areas gained access to adequate sanitation;

23 Jul 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Djiboutian Ambassador to the UN wrote an open letter to the UN Security Council to mediate in their border dispute with Eritrea.
  • The border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea started during the colonial era.
  • Djiboutian diplomat claimed Ethiopia was using its position as in the UN Security Council to lobby for the lifting of sanctions on Asmara.

By Aggrey Mutambo

03 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

337.67 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 53,673 cash based transfers made

US$ 11.4 m six months (June – November 2018) net funding requirements

41,145 people Assisted in May 2018

Operational Updates

06 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

275.3 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 110, 000 cash based transfers made

US$ 11.5 m six months (May – October 2018) net funding requirements

43,900 people Assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates

28 May 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cyclone Sagar caused heavy flooding in Djibouti City and neighbouring areas, affecting up to 50 000 people

  • Poor vegetation conditions prevail in coastal rural areas, relatively better pasture availability in inland districts

  • Cyclone affected majority of refugees and asylum seekers hosted in country

Cyclone Sagar causing heavy flooding in Djibouti City and neighbouring areas

06 May 2018 description

In Numbers

274.8 MT of food assistance distributed

US$150,227 m cash based transfers made

US$10.7 m six months (April- September 2018) net funding requirements

47,000 people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

29 Mar 2018 description

Bringing TB diagnosis and treatment into Djibouti's refugee camps to ensure no one is left behind

Djibouti hosts more than 27,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, equivalent to roughly 3% of its population. With one of the highest densities of refugees in the world, crowded camps create a fertile breeding ground for the transmission of tuberculosis (TB).

01 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• The WFP Djibouti Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (I-ICSP) for 2018 to 2019 was approved in September 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

• WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 3,811 of children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated, the equivalent of 67% of the planned target.

• 1,546 additional people have access to adequate sanitation, the equivalent of 45% of its annual target.

• 4,000 cases of suspected Acute Watery Diarrhea treated with Oral Rehydration Salts

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Djibouti Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (I-ICSP) for 2018 to 2019 was approved in September 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

24 Jan 2018 description

“Now our situation is better and I can choose what my family and I eat. Having familiar foods on our plates feels a lot like home.”

January 2018—Djibouti—a small, desert-like country in East Africa—is home to fewer than 1 million people and chronically food insecure. Currently a haven to 27,000 refugees who have fled violence and insecurity in their own countries, the strain on resources is more pronounced as the country struggles to feed everyone in need.