At least 149 refugee children* who fled from Yemen were registered by UNHCR and ONARS, the refugee government agency. The total number of registered refugees who fled from Yemen to Djibouti stands at 431. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among under-5 is as high as 20.1 per cent.
A refugee camp is being established in Markazi, a site selected by Government and UNHCR in the Obock region. UNICEF and partners have installed bladders with water taps to cover the needs of up to 1,050 refugees – figure corresponding to that of the most likely scenario defined for the first month.
Humanitarian actors in Djibouti fear that the influx from Yemen may worsen already existing hardship in Obock, a region which presents the worst scores on social indicators in-country.
With UNOCHA’s support, a response plan and a joint flash appeal are being developed by the UN and partners including UNICEF for the Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education and Protection components.
*Breakdown only available for 405 out of the 431 registered refugees.