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29 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 décembre 2016 – Grâce à une contribution de 700.000 euros de l'Union européenne (UE), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a pu fournir un programme innovant d'aide en espèces combiné à des rations alimentaires à près de 17.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile actuellement à Djibouti.

28 Dec 2016 description

DJIBOUTI – In 2016, thanks to a €700,000 contribution from the European Union, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was able to provide up to 17,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti with an innovative package of cash assistance alongside their food rations.

09 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Significant funding shortfalls continue to threaten WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees and vulnerable populations in drought-affected and urban areas. New funding is urgently required to avert possible breaks in cash-based transfers for refugees in January 2017.

Operational Updates

23 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees and vulnerable populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined due to limited funding.

WFP Assistance

The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) aims to stabilize or reduce undernutrition among children aged 6–59 months, pregnant women and nursing mothers; stabilize or improve food consumption for targeted households and individuals; and restore or stabilize access to basic services and community assets.

01 Nov 2016 description

Funded mainly by the US PRM, IOM Djibouti provides assistance to stranded Ethiopian migrants who renounced their irregular journey to Yemen and who seek assistance at the MRC in Obock for their voluntary return in their country of origin. Through its Migration Response Center (MRC), IOM assists with the migrants’ basic protection needs (food, health, NFIs), facilitates travel documentation with the Embassy concerned and their return to the country of origin with the support of the IOM mission there.

21 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires additional resources for the school meals programme under the Development Operation to mitigate possible breaks in food stocks. WFP’s support is important to prevent deterioration of school enrollment and attendance rates, thus jeopardizing the gains made over the last three years.

WFP Assistance

14 Oct 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM is preparing an urgent appeal to donors in response to a migration/refugee emergency unfolding in Yemen and Djibouti, impacting across the Horn of Africa region, including Ethiopia. The initial amount of the appeal will be in excess of USD 10 million, according to IOM Director for Operations and Emergencies Mohammed Abdiker.

14 Oct 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 3,732 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
  • 1,634 Registered females
  • 1,339 Registered children and adolescents

Highlights

03 Oct 2016 description

DJIBOUTI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to 10,000 people from Ethiopia and the Somaliland region of Somalia, displaced by drought to Djibouti, in addition to nearly 14,000 people in local communties – thanks to a contribution from the European Union and other donors.

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires additional resources before the end of August to provide school meals to 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural and suburban areas near of Djibouti-city. The new school year begins in September. Without additional funding at the start of the school year, school attendance will most likely be affected.

Operational Updates

26 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,618 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises

1,636 Registered females.

1,299 Registered children and adolescents

24 Aug 2016 description

For the past month, Djiboutian authorities have been rounding up and detaining hundreds of Ethiopian asylum seekers and refugees with the aim of deporting them back to Ethiopia. They are at risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment upon their return to Ethiopia.

In the past month, Amnesty International has been receiving credible reports that Djiboutian police have been rounding up and detaining hundreds of Amhara and Oromo Ethiopian asylum seekers and refugees with the aim of deporting them back to Ethiopia.

09 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,585
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises

1,623
Registered females.

1,288
Registered children and adolescents.

PRIORITIES

  • Ensure protection of refugees and asylum seekers and provide assistance.

  • Provide documents to refugees.

  • Work with the government to ensure access to territory and freedom of movement.

31 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As the drought persists for the ninth consecutive year and families’ vulnerability escalates in Djibouti, children continue to die of Malnutrition. Yemenis fleeing the war continue to enter the Djiboutian territory, although on a smaller scale.

  • The influx of El Niño displaced families from Ethiopia in the first quarter of 2016 heightened the humanitarian concerns. A measles outbreak occurred in Ali Sabieh and Dikhil regions with over 20 cases registered and three deaths.

30 Jul 2016 description

Karan/Karma rains slowly begin but do not fully restore pasture and livestock conditions

Key Messages

  • In cumulative terms, Djibouti benefited from above-average Diraac/Sugum rains, which improved pasture, livestock body conditions, and productivity. However, following two years of El Niño-related dryness, especially in the Southeast Pastoral zone (Dikhil and Ali Sabieh) and in pastoral areas above Obock, pasture conditions have not been fully restored. The Karan/Karma rains started in July but so far have been below-average.

22 Jul 2016 description

Facts & Figures

Close to 40 000 people fleeing the Yemen conflict have taken refuge in Djibouti

55% of arrivals are Yemeni. Others are mainly Somali, Eritrean & Ethiopian nationals

Other facts

  • 74% of people live on less than $3 per day

  • Life expectancy: 58 years

  • 6% of children under 5 are severely acutely malnourished

Sources: WFP, IOM UNICEF, UNHCR.

European Commission Humanitarian Aid funding:

Total since 2012: over €6 million

20 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,568
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises

1,616
Registered females.

1,283
Registered children and adolescents.

PRIORITIES

  • Ensure protection of refugees and asylum seekers and provide assistance.

  • Provide documents to refugees.

  • Work with the government to ensure access to territory and freedom of movement.

28 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

How the Port of Djibouti keeps Ethiopia fed during Ramadan

By James Jeffery
DJIBOUTI CITY, 27 June 2016

In the middle of a blistering June afternoon on the busy docks of the Port of Djibouti, Aouleed crouches down on his haunches in the shade of a lorry, arms outstretched resting on his knees; his head, wrapped in a wet rag, lolling. He hasn’t had anything to drink or eat since the sun rose around 6 a.m.

Read the full story here.

10 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Djibouti government, 35,562 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 23 April 2016 (since 26 March 2015). Of those, 19,636 persons (56 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 13,962 (38 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,964persons (6 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.

  • As at 17 May, a total of 899 refugees returned spontaneously home from Obock (Markazi camp and Obock town).