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11 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

DJIBOUTI, 11 May 2015 – An integrated immunization campaign is underway to vaccinate 250,000 children aged nine months to 15 years against measles and 125,000 children aged 0 to 59 months against polio. The 6-59 months age group will also receive vitamin A Supplementation.

The campaign is being led by the Djibouti Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry of Education, supported by UNICEF, WHO, GAVI Alliance, the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) and the Government of Japan.

15 Apr 2015 description

The situation

Since January 2015, the tensions in Yemen turned into a conflict which forced the President, Mr Hadi, to flee the capital Sanaa in February. In late March, the President requested a coalition led by Saudi Arabia to intervene and launched air strikes on Houthi targets. The coalition comprises five Gulf Arab states as well as Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.

15 Apr 2015 description

South-South migration has surpassed migration to the global North. Children account for 31 percent of overall migration in Africa, but sound policy responses have yet to emerge. A new Policy Brief argues that a better understanding of child migration is needed in order to provide adequate measures for protection. Based on fieldwork in the horn of Africa, the brief also argues that international legal tools and migration policies must take children’s migratory movements into account. The brief is written by Giulia Spagna and contributes to DIIS research on high risk migration.

01 Jan 2015 description

Overview

Working environment

  • Long considered an example of stability in a volatile region, Djibouti is now facing a precarious security situation. The country plays a signi cant role in international efforts to combat piracy in the region, and supports the restoration of peace in Somalia; however these efforts have led to threats of reprisal attacks.

01 Dec 2014 description

Aperçu

Environnement opérationnel

  • Longtemps considéré comme un modèle de stabilité dans une région en proie à des troubles incessants, Djibouti doit maintenant faire face à une situation de sécurité précaire.
    Djibouti joue un rôle important dans les efforts internationaux de lutte contre la piraterie dans la région et soutient le rétablissement de la paix en Somalie ; toutefois, en raison de ses interventions, le pays a été menacé d’attentats à titre de représailles.

21 Nov 2014 description

IOM Djibouti has contributed USD 85,000 to the Djiboutian Health Ministry to help local hospitals and clinics provide medical care to migrants from the Horn of Africa. The principal donor is CERF, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.

“We estimate that over 100,000 migrants transit this country every year,” said IOM Djibouti Chief of Mission Romaric N’Guessan. “Unfortunately, most of them cross in appalling conditions, often on foot. So, logically, they suffer terribly from dehydration and are exposed to all sorts of diseases.”

11 Nov 2014 description

Amid reports today from Obock, Djibouti, that at least 30 more people have died attempting to cross the Gulf of Aden, IOM has dispatched a team to investigate and aid survivors, if any.

Following the biggest loss of life since March in a deadly shipwreck in the Gulf of Aden on 20 October, when 26 migrants drowned, IOM Djibouti has been sheltering eight survivors and providing them with necessary psychological and medical assistance.

08 Jul 2014 description

Ethiopian legislators have ratified an agreement to provide neighbouring Djibouti with underground water from the country’s underground Shinile Zone of the Bekuli Rift Valley free of charge, in a bid to fight drought and famine.

The two governments signed the agreement on January 20, 2013, reaching a consensus to develop Ethiopia’s Somali region’s underground water. The deal in fact gives “full and exclusive rights” to Djibouti to draw 103,000 metric cubes of underground water every day, a total of 37 million metric cubes annually, for the next 30 years.

12 Jun 2014 description

(Genève, le 12 Juin 2014): L'ONU et ses partenaires ont lancé un plan stratégique d'intervention humanitaire d’une durée de deux ans pour répondre aux besoins de 250 000 personnes à Djibouti et les aider à se remettre sur pieds. Parmi la population ciblée, 162 500 sont des ressortissants de Djibouti, 27 500 sont des réfugiés et 60 000 sont des migrants principalement originaires de Somalie et d'Ethiopie.

12 Jun 2014 description

(Geneva, 12 June 2014): The UN and partners have launched a two-year humanitarian Strategic Response Plan to respond to the needs of 250,000 people in Djibouti to help them get back on their feet. Of the targeted population, 162,500 are Djibouti nationals, 27,500 are refugees and 60,000 are migrants mainly from Somalia and Ethiopia.

31 Mar 2014 description

Situation Générale en février 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2014

04 Feb 2014 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2014

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en janvier le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge où la reproduction continuait en Érythrée, au Yémen, en Arabie saoudite et, dans une moindre mesure, au Soudan, entraînant la formation de bandes larvaires et d’essaims.

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.”