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Djibouti Factsheet - January-March 2016


Arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti since 26 March*

Families engage in self-reliance gardening activities in Markazi Camp

Refugee children admitted to nutrition programs from January to March 2016


His Excellency Thomas Kelly, Ambassador of the United States of America to Djibouti, conducted his first visit to Ali Addeh camp on Tuesday 08 March. He met with refugees and their community leaders. His Excellency also visited the health centre and the school in the camp. He talked to some nurses to understand more about the different services provided at the centre and conversed with some pupils who were attending class. Ambassador Kelly also visited a newly constructed permanent shelter and a water point in Ali Addeh.


UNHCR maintains close cooperation with the Government of Djibouti to ensure an optimal coordination of response for refugees. This coordination is achieved through national and international NGOs; namely, the Norwegian Refugee Council (water, shelter, hygiene); the Danish Refugee Council (livelihoods, SGBV and hygiene); the Lutheran World Federation (education and community services); Africa Humanitarian Action (health/reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition); L’Union Nationale des Femmes de Djibouti (SGBV) and the Ministry of Habitat, Urban Planning and Environment (environment). UNHCR also collaborates with NGOs such as Al Rahma Association, Caritas and International Children’s Action Network (ICAN/Japan). Furthermore, UNHCR partners with UN agencies within various mechanisms, such as the UN Country Team and UN sectorial working groups. The government agency in charge of refugee related issues is the Office National d’Assistance aux Refugiés et Sinistrés (ONARS).