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13 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


• In 2011, a GFDRR team, in partnership with UNDP, the European Union, and USAID, completed the world’s first post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) after a drought. The results mobilized $13 million of World Bank emergency funding and an additional $30 million of international funding for drought mitigation measures.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Despite slightly better rainfall at the end of 2014, seven years of drought have put Djibouti’s population under severe stress. Child survival in Djibouti remains at risk due to food insecurity, inadequate care practices, constrained basic social services and a proliferation of communicable diseases including malaria and measles. In December 2013, 17.8 per cent of children under-five suffered from wasting and 5.7 per cent were severely acutely malnourished – largely exceeding WHO emergency thresholds of 15 and 2 per cent respectively.

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.

13 Feb 2014 description


•Two consecutive favourable rainy season benefited pasture and livestock

•Prices of cereals are stable while vegetable prices decline

•Improvements seen in food access for vulnerable pastoralists, but food assistance is still needed

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.

19 Jul 2013 description

Key messages

  • One of the aims of European Commission's humanitarian aid actions in Djibouti is to reduce people's vulnerability to droughts and climate - caused disasters. This can be achieved by increasing communities' resilience to respond better to upcoming crises ;

  • The European Commission also works on improving the food situation in the country as well as on fighting malnutrition and malnutrition - related diseases. Access to clean water and sanitary facilities still needs further development in Djibouti;

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.

09 Apr 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • One of the aims of European Commission's humanitarian aid actions in Djibouti is to reduce people's vulnerability to droughts and climate-caused disasters. This can be achieved by increasing communities' resilience to respond better to upcoming crises;

21 Feb 2013 description

Persistent Stressed and Crisis levels of food insecurity in spite of seasonal improvements


  • Most households in northwestern pastoral areas (livelihood zone 1) and southeastern border areas (livelihood zone 3B) are still in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) or Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of acute food insecurity due to the poor performance of the current season (October through February) and low levels of Heys/Dada rains.

13 Feb 2013 description


  • Poor “heys/dada” rains affect rangeland conditions and water availability in south-eastern areas and the Obock region
  • Food prices are stable and below average, but food security remains critical for pastoralists and poor urban households

Alarming levels of food insecurity for pastoral communities and poor urban households

28 Jan 2013 description

*Widespread Stressed and Crisis levels of food insecurity(


09 Jan 2013 description

Trois facteurs engendrent la crise humanitaire en République de Djibouti. Le facteur principal est la sécheresse prolongée qui a rendu des milliers de personnes vulnérables, tant en milieu rural qu’urbain. Ce facteur est aggravé par la présence et l’arrivée de nombreux réfugiés, ainsi que par le passage d’un nombre encore plus élevé de migrants. Pour 2013, en raison de l’impact humanitaire de ces trois facteurs, plus de 300 000 personnes auront besoin d’une assistance urgente. Ces chiffres comprennent :

  • 212 000 personnes vulnérables affectées par la sécheresse

19 Dec 2012 description
report European Commission
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Brussels, 19 December 2012

The European Union will support a project to build a desalination plant which will use renewable energy to provide water to 200,000 inhabitants, one-fourth of the country's population, in some of Djibouti's poorest areas. The announcement was made today by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and Djiboutian Prime Minister, Mr Dileita Mohamed Dileita, during his visit to Brussels.

05 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

La Banque inaugure un bureau de représentation à Djibouti

WASHINGTON, 1er décembre 2012 – Le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a réalisé plusieurs premières à Djibouti cette semaine : Inger Andersen, vice-présidente de la Banque mondiale pour la Région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, a effectué sa première visite dans le pays pour officialiser l’ouverture du premier bureau permanent de la Banque à Djibouti — bureau établi et géré par Homa-Zahra Fotouhi, première représentante résidente de la Banque dans le pays.

02 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

World Bank Establishes Representative Office in Capital

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2012 – The World Bank Group celebrated a number of firsts in Djibouti this week with the first visit by Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa to formalize the institution’s first permanent office in Djibouti which is being established and managed by Homa-Zahra Fotouhi as the first Resident Representative.

28 Nov 2012 description

covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea/Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.