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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.

25 Jul 2017 description

DJIBOUTI, 23 juillet 2017 - Le Directeur général de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, le Directeur exécutif du Programme alimentaire mondial, David Beasley et le Directeur exécutif de l'UNICEF, Anthony Lake, ont aujourd’hui rencontré le Président de la République, SEM Ismail Omar Guelleh et ont discuté de la coopération des Nations Unies avec la République de Djibouti.

25 Jul 2017 description

DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.
The UN chiefs discussed their commitment to support the Government to accelerate efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and Djibouti’s key role in responding to humanitarian crises in the region.

04 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund



01 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DJIBOUTI, le 1er juin 2017 – Le Ministère de la Santé a réceptionné officiellement ce jour les médicaments et équipements de santé remis par l’UNICEF pour le renforcement du système d’approvisionnement en médicaments et du système de santé à Djibouti. Ces dons en médicaments et équipements font suite à une visite d’échanges et de partage effectuée par une délégation du Ministère, conduite par SE Dr Djama Elmi Okieh, Ministre de la Santé, à Copenhague au Danemark au Siège de la Division de l’Approvisionnement de l’UNICEF, au mois de janvier dernier.

16 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


The Government of Djibouti ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990), its two optional protocols (2011) as well as the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (2009) - all without reservations. The country has thus committed to protect children’s rights and to work towards providing all children with the opportunities to fulfil their rights. Since then, Djibouti has made tremendous progress in advancing children’s and women’s rights.