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27 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In response to the cyclone Sagar in May, UNICEF distributed Immediate Response WASH and dignity kits benefitting 700 affected households (including IDPs and surrounding host community) in Damerjog, an IDP site located just outside Djibouti;

• Over the reporting period, 842 people in drought affected areas gained access to adequate sanitation;

23 Jul 2018 description

Préface – Ministre de l’Economie et des finances, chargé de l’Industrie-Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh

J’ai le plaisir, au nom du Gouvernement de Djibouti, de présenter les résultats de l’évaluation Rapide des dommages, des pertes et des besoins après le cyclone Sagar. Cette évaluation a été conduite du 29 mai au 7 juin 2018 à la demande et sous la direction du Gouvernement de Djibouti, et en collaboration avec la Banque mondiale.

13 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, 9 juillet 2018 – La Banque mondiale a annoncé aujourd’hui l’approbation d’un nouveau support financier visant à accompagner l’objectif de Djibouti de réduire et, à terme, d’éradiquer les retards de croissance chez les enfants. Cet appui se fait à travers un crédit de 15 millions de dollars de l’Association Internationale pour le Développement (IDA), le guichet de la Banque mondiale destiné aux pays les plus pauvres.

09 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, July 9, 2018 – The World Bank announced today new support for Djibouti’s goal of reversing and ultimately eliminating childhood stunting with a US$15 million credit from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries. This investment in human capital development, will focus on the critical first 1,000 days from pregnancy to age two, before stunting becomes largely irreversible.

30 May 2018 description


• At least 1,865 shelters were damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Sagar in Djibouti City.

• A voucher programme for 2,000 vulnerable households has been launched.

Situation Overview

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).

07 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 3,811 of children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated, the equivalent of 67% of the planned target.

• 1,546 additional people have access to adequate sanitation, the equivalent of 45% of its annual target.

• 4,000 cases of suspected Acute Watery Diarrhea treated with Oral Rehydration Salts

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and families in Djibouti are extremely vulnerable after nearly a decade of drought. Since 2008, rainfall has decreased by half and many cisterns and shallow wells have dried up.

24 Jan 2018 description

“Now our situation is better and I can choose what my family and I eat. Having familiar foods on our plates feels a lot like home.”

January 2018—Djibouti—a small, desert-like country in East Africa—is home to fewer than 1 million people and chronically food insecure. Currently a haven to 27,000 refugees who have fled violence and insecurity in their own countries, the strain on resources is more pronounced as the country struggles to feed everyone in need.

22 Dec 2017 description

Djibouti – The Ministry of Health of Djibouti in collaboration with IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s office in Djibouti have launched a mobile patrol programme on 12 December 2017 to assist migrants in all five regions of the country.

06 Dec 2017 description

Djibouti est un pays en mutation rapide. La reprise actuelle du développement économique et social offre une fenêtre d’opportunité pour améliorer durablement la vie des enfants et des femmes à Djibouti. Dans ce contexte, l’UNICEF et le Gouvernement de Djibouti entament un nouveau programme de coopération couvrant la période 2018-2022 et s’engagent en collaboration avec les autres partenaires dans l’amélioration de la vie des enfants et des femmes.

06 Dec 2017 description

Djibouti is a country undergoing rapid change. The current upturn in economic and social development offers a window of opportunity to sustainably improve the lives of children and women in Djibouti.

In this context, UNICEF and the Government of Djibouti are embarking on a new programme of cooperation for 2018-2022, and are committed to supporting the Government of Djibouti and other partners in improving children and women’s lives.

15 Nov 2017 description
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Since conflict in Yemen erupted in early 2015, thousands have been fleeing the country for safe haven.
The situation has worsened as Yemenis also suffer disease and famine. Djibouti has welcomed around 38,000 Yemeni refugees, many of whom have moved on to other countries, but those who have stayed, live in the Markazi refugee camp at Obock and in urban areas. As Djibouti struggles to build the capacity to effectively address the steady influx of refugees, it counts on international efforts to effectively respond to the needs of this vulnerable community.

17 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund



07 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • A high rate of 17.6 per cent of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is recorded among Yemeni refugees residing in Markazi camp. UNICEF is providing support for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases and ensuring that preventive and curative services are provided.

  • About 30,000 (90 per cent of target) children under the age of five received one dose of Vitamin A supplementation since the beginning of the year. A total of 2,566 (46 per cent of target) children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated.