RMMS Mixed Migration Monthly Summary: East Africa and Yemen (January 2018)
Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS ) summary for January 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.
Refugees & asylum seekers:
According to UNHCR , Djibouti had approximately 26,915 refugees and asylum seekers by the end of December 2017 most of whom were from Somalia and Ethiopia. A majority of these have settled at Ali Addeh camp with the camp holding 15,836 refugees and asylum seekers repre-senting 59% of total refugee and asylum seeker population in the country.
In January, the government of Djibouti undertook awareness - raising exercises in the country aimed at sensitizing various actors on the rights of the refugees under the new Refugee Law that came into effect in December 2017. Actors targeted during this awareness raising session include private sector businesses, host communities and refugees alike, as well as relevant line ministries. Similarly, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training signed an agreement with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to enable LWF continue supporting edu-cational programs therefore allowing for a smooth transition to the Ministry after the end of the current school year. With regards to refugee health, the Ministry of Health and UNHCR signed an agreement for the inclusion of refugees in national health systems.