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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

20 Jan 2016 description

DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with the Government of Djibouti has officially opened a new humanitarian logistics base that will support assistance operations across the Horn of Africa by improving storage and transport of relief goods.

31 Dec 2015 description

31,584
Arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti since 26 March*

120
Refugee Housing Units distributed to Yemeni Refugees in Markazi Camp

3,221
Refugee Children enrolled in schools in Djibouti

HIGHLIGHTS

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02 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Djibouti government, 30,395 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 27 November (since 26 March). Of those, 16,513 persons (54 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 11,966 (39 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,916 persons (6 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.

25 Nov 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

6,000 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis
2,612 Registered females.
2,277 Registered children and adolescents.

PRIORITIES

11 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP aims to reduce short term hunger among refugees and rural and urban communities affected by recurrent droughts and increasing food prices through targeted relief and early recovery interventions, while developing national and community capacities. Through its operations, WFP contributes to the Government’s efforts to improve food and nutrition security.

11 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR has set up 300 new refugee housing units in Markazi Camp to accommodate the new arrivals. Since 29 September and as of 08 November, 2,061 individuals have registered with UNHCR.

  • According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Government of Djibouti, 30,004 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 12 November (since 26 March). Of those, 16,194 persons (54 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 11,902 (40 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,908 persons (6 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.

06 Nov 2015 description
report Caritas

The events of 2015 in which hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants sought help in Europe show that walls and border security don’t prevent people from migrating, they just increase their suffering.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency 59.5 million people were forced to emigrate from their places of origin due to armed conflicts, persecution, widespread violence and human rights violations by the end of 2014.

02 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR has set up 218 new refugee housing units in Markazi Camp to accommodate the new arrivals. Since 29 September and as of 26 October, 2,036 individuals have registered with UNHCR.

  • According to the latest available statistics from IOM and the Djibouti government, 29,487 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 23 October (since 26 March). Of those, 15,761 persons (53 per cent) are Yemeni nationals, 11,822 (40 per cent) are transiting migrants and 1,904 persons (7 per cent) are Djiboutian returnees.

18 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following heavy airstrikes on Bab Al Mandab, Dubab and Aden, over 2,270 individuals have arrived to Obock port and various transit points of Obock town since 27 September. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen

  • UNHCR has set up 392 new tents in Markazi Camp to accommodate the new arrivals. Since 29 September and as of 15 October, 1,975 individuals have registered with UNHCR

10 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following heavy airstrikes on Bab Al Mandab, Dubab and Aden, some 2,231 individuals have arrived to Obock port and various transit points of Obock town since 27 September. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen

04 Oct 2015 description

CHIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.

  • UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.

29 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 25,219 Arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti since 26 March

  • 4,318 Households provided with cash grants in Ali Sabieh

  • 140 Children from Yemen benefitted from catch up classes

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP aims to reduce short term hunger among refugees and rural and urban communities affected by recurrent droughts and increasing food prices through targeted relief and early recovery interventions, while developing national and community capacities. Through its operations, WFP contributes to the government’s efforts to improve food and nutrition security.

18 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to statistics from IOM and the Djiboutian government, 22,555 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 11 August (since 26 March). Of those 10,402 persons (46%) are Yemeni nationals, 10,314 (46%) are transiting Third Country Nationals (TCNs) and 1,839 persons (8%) are Djiboutian returnees. Yemenis applying for asylum in Djibouti are hosted in the Markazi camp in Obock.

11 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to statistics from IOM and the Djiboutian government, 21,726 persons of mixed nationalities have arrived in Djibouti as of 30 July (since 26 March). Of those 9,953 persons are Yemeni nationals, 9,946 are transiting Third Country Nationals and 1,827 persons are Djiboutian returnees. Yemenis applying for asylum in Djibouti are hosted in the Markazi camp in Obock.

23 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

De Chiara Brunelli, Caritas Italie au Djibouti

« Caritas, c’est chez nous ».

22 Jun 2015 description
report Caritas

By Chiara Brunelli, Caritas Italiana in Djibouti

“Caritas est chez nous”