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29 Mar 2018 description

Bringing TB diagnosis and treatment into Djibouti's refugee camps to ensure no one is left behind

Djibouti hosts more than 27,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, equivalent to roughly 3% of its population. With one of the highest densities of refugees in the world, crowded camps create a fertile breeding ground for the transmission of tuberculosis (TB).

11 Feb 2009 description

An estimated 19.8 million people continue to be in need of emergency assistance in the Horn of Africa. The requirements—primarily food—for 2009 amounts to almost US$ 2 billion, according to UN consolidated and joint humanitarian appeals.

The humanitarian situation remains critical in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. High or extreme food insecurity remains a concern in lowland pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of central and southern Somalia, Djibouti, southeastern Ethiopia, most northern districts of Kenya and the Karamoja region of Uganda.

11 Feb 2009 description

Nairobi, 11 February 2009 - "The magnitude, complexity and urgency of the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa-and the underlying structural causes-oblige actors across the humanitarian and development spectrum to move away from a 'business as usual' model towards a different business model.

This meeting has highlighted three elements of the current crisis: Conflict and insecurity, drought and food insecurity and a socio-economic crisis.

29 Apr 1998 description

April 1998 Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Government and NGOs.


UN Secretary General Kofi Annan visits Ethiopia to inaugurate the new UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa and present a key note speech at an international conference on "African Women and Economic Development";