Djibouti

Twelve migrants dead, others missing off the coast of Djibouti: IOM

Twelve migrants have died and others are missing after being thrown off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported. 

FROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital ‘fab labs’ to address Djibouti health protection shortages

With Djibouti’s health system under enormous strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, young migrants in the country are using 3D-printers to make face shields, and ease the shortfall inside medical facilities in the Horn of Africa country.

Climate change adding to Djibouti malnutrition crisis: UN humanitarian chief

During a three-day mission to Djibouti, Ursula Mueller, the UN’s Humanitarian Affairs chief, saw for herself the huge impact that extreme weather events are having on the country.

Ms. Mueller spoke with the Saviano Abreu, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) about the many humanitarian challenges facing the people of Djibouti.

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News in Brief 30 January 2019

  • Probe call for Brazil dam collapse
  • ‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency
  • 30 dead and 100 migrants missing in Djibouti boat tragedy
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News in Brief 04 December 2018

  • Global aid appeal targets more than 93 million most in need next year
  • Yemen’s warring parties ‘yearning’ for end to conflict: WFP chief
  • War used as ‘selling point’ by people smugglers to ship migrants to Yemen
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UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabia, as “yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region”.

Horn of Africa: UN chief welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday's meeting in Djibouti with the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy.

News in Brief 12 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

$4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

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Djibouti tells General Assembly a reformed UN central to confronting global challenges is needed

A reformed United Nations with increased resources must be at the heart of efforts to confront the host of crises threatening the world, from climate change and economic stagnation to stimulating development and combatting terrorism, Djibouti told the General Assembly today.

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

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