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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).

18 May 2016 description

34,964
Arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti since 26 March*

70
Families engage in self-reliance gardening activities in Markazi Camp

1,190
Refugee children admitted to nutrition programs from January to March 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

04 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

6,289 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis

2,570 Registered females.

2,350 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.

  • Continue to develop the infrastructure at Markazi camp.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Crisis food insecurity in pastoral areas to persist through 2016 despite good rains

KEY MESSAGES

  • The March to May Diraac/Sugum rains started late, which initially impacted the prolonged dry conditions associated with El Niño. However, since the end of March, there has been some restoration of rangeland conditions with above average rainfall over most of Djibouti for the past month, which is forecast to continue through May, despite earlier predictions of below-average rainfall.

20 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

6,510
Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis

2,679
Registered females.

2,433
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.

  • Continue to develop the infrastructure at Markazi camp.

08 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

7,002
Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis

2,945
Registered females.

2,633
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.

  • Continue to develop the infrastructure at Markazi camp.

18 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Djibouti government, 33,030 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 16 February 2016 (since 26 March). Of those, 18,685 persons (56 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 12,391 (38 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,954 persons (6 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.

23 Feb 2016 description

Djibouti - On Sunday (21/2) IOM Djibouti welcomed a delegation of European, North American and Asian diplomats and representatives of humanitarian aid agencies. Their mission was to learn about one of the world’s most treacherous migration routes and the growing migrant crisis that is killing hundreds of migrants each year as they attempt to reach the Arabian Peninsula from the Horn of Africa.

28 Jan 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 6,541 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis
  • 2,780 Registered females.
  • 2,456 Registered children and adolescents.

PRIORITIES