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31 Dec 2013 description

Working environment

The context

The Republic of Djibouti occupies a strategic position in the East and Horn of Africa region. It borders Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia and opens onto the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The country is politically stable and constitutes an island of peace and protection in a region marred by recurrent conflicts. Djibouti is also a hub for international naval forces combating piracy in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes stretching from the Gulf of Aden to the Indian Ocean.

30 Dec 2013 description
report Government of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman has sent humanitarian aid to for the drought-hit people of Djibouti. The aid items included 42 tonnes of medicines, two ambulances, 20 tonnes of medical equipments, including X-rays, ultrasound and ECG machines among other things. Omani authorities have had discussion with Djibouti officials about the needs of their people and Omani aid is designed to address Djibouti requirements, Ali Ibrahim Shenoon al Raisi, Executive Chairman, Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO), told the Observer. Children are particularly vulnerable to the impact of the drought.

30 Dec 2013 description

Working environment

The context

Djibouti occupies a strategic position in the East and Horn of Africa region. The country is politically stable and hosts an international military presence. It is a hub for naval forces combating piracy in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes, where the Red Sea joins the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
Djibouti is also located at the crossroads linking Africa to the Middle East.

05 Aug 2013 description

International truck stop reaps health services

“When someone found out they had HIV/AIDS ... they would often kill themselves.”

“When we first started talking about HIV and AIDS, people would throw stones at us and chase us away,” says Zahra Daher. “It was as if by telling them about it we were bringing them the infection.”

30 Jul 2013 description

Le maïs blanc est la céréale de base principale consommées en Tanzanie, au Kenya et en Ethiopie. En Ouganda, le maïs blanc est cultivé principalement en tant que culture commerciale pour l'exportation dans la région. Le riz importé est un aliment de base majeur pour Djibouti et la Somalie, qui consomment principalement Belem‐le riz importé rouge. La Tanzanie est également un producteur majeur et source de riz dans la région tandis que le Kenya et l'Ouganda sont de petits producteurs. Les deux rouges et le sorgho blanc sont produits et consommés dans la région.

24 Jun 2013 description

DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.

24 Jun 2013 description

DJIBOUTI – Le Gouvernement de Djibouti, le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), le Gouvernement du Canada, et le Gouvernement de Finlande ont officiellement inauguré ce dimanche le début des travaux de la base logistique humanitaire qui va permettre d’améliorer le stockage et le transport des vivres pour les opérations humanitaires dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Cette nouvelle base, construite près du port de Djibouti, permettra au PAM ainsi qu’à la communauté humanitaire dans son ensemble d’acheminer l’aide humanitaire de manière plus efficace et à moindre coût dans la …

07 Jun 2013 description

Nashon Tado (07.06.2013)

Norwegian Ambassador to Djibouti and Ethiopia, H.E Odd Inge Kvalheim visited NRC in Djibouti’s Ali Addeh Refugee Camp this week.

The Ali Addeh Refugee Camp is located 170km from Djibouti capital and is currently hosting an estimate of 18,000 refugees mainly from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. The refugee camp is divided into 8 sections, each with an average of 2,000 refugees, with refugees from Somalia being the majority. So far, 1,100 refugees have been registered in 2013, with an average of 250 refugees arriving each month.

23 May 2013 description

22 mai 2013 -La Corne de l’Afrique connaît actuellement une flambée de poliovirus sauvage de type 1 (PVS1). Le 30 avril 2013, près de Dadaab, au Kenya, une fillette de 4 mois a présenté des symptômes de paralysie flasque aigüe (PFA). Deux contacts en bonne santé de l’enfant se sont révélés positifs pour le PVS1. Ce sont les premiers cas confirmés en laboratoire survenus au Kenya depuis juillet 2011. Les investigations concernant cette flambée se poursuivent. En outre, un cas dû au PVS1 a été confirmé à Banadir, en Somalie, le 9 mai 2013.

03 May 2013 description

IOM’s Migrant Response Centre (MRC), at Obock in Djibouti, is struggling to cope with increased numbers of stranded migrants from Ethiopia asking for transport assistance to return home. Some 7,137 migrants have been registered by the MRC at Obock in the first quarter of 2013; a 79% rise compared to the same period in 2012.

In 2012, IOM voluntarily repatriated 59 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants. Between January and April this year, it has already helped 246 to return home.

11 Apr 2013 description


New Arrivals: In February 2013, an estimated 7,648 migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, a 30% increase from January. The migrants were 24% less than those who landed on the coast of Yemen via Djibouti in February 2012. Migrants journey from Loya Ade, to Tadjoura and onward to Obock. Obock remains the main departure point from Djibouti to Yemen.

Boats: A total of 100 vessels left via the Red Sea for Yemen carrying an average of 76 passengers per trip in the month of February.

27 Mar 2013 description

Djibouti – L’OIM Djibouti lance un appel de fonds au titre de la procédure d’appel global 2013 des Nations Unies car elle a d’urgence besoin de 5 millions de dollars E. U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à un nombre croissant de migrants éthiopiens vulnérables, en détresse à Djibouti.

26 Mar 2013 description

Djibouti - IOM Djibouti is urgently appealing for USD $5 million under the UN Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) 2013 to be able to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to a growing number of vulnerable, stranded Ethiopian migrants in Djibouti.

08 Mar 2013 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 19 February – 04 March 2013, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and under-lined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Inside this Issue

In Focus 1

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 5

01 Mar 2013 description


New Arrivals: In January, an estimated 5,352 migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, representing a small decrease from December 2012 (5718), but representing a 34 % decrease compared to January 2012. All vessels arriving at Yemen’s Red Sea coast departed from Obock, Djibouti except one vessel that departed from the Loya Ade coast carrying 10 Somali migrants.

Boats: During the month, a total of 88 vessels left via the Red Sea for Yemen carrying an average of 61 passengers per trip.

31 Jan 2013 description

The priority areas emanating from the study and selected by the Bank for intervention include: (i) Water Resources Infrastructure, (ii) Livestock Infrastructure, (iii) Markets and Marketing of livestock and livestock products, (iv) Capacity Building and (vi) Conflict Resolution and Peace Building.