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Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely through December in Southeastern Pastoral and Obock Pastoral livelihood zones

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Djibouti
  • November 2015
Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely through December in Southeastern Pastoral and Obock Pastoral livelihood zones

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Food security has improved across much of Djibouti with the end of the lean season in October. Average to above-average rainfall has improved availability of water, pasture, and browse. As a result, agricultural labor opportunities have increased. Furthermore, construction of the new airport and the Djibouti City port expansion has provided income-earning opportunities for labor-dependent poor households. 

    • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity is likely to persist through December for poor households in the Southeastern Pastoral and Obock Pastoral livelihood zones. This is due to the continued impact of three successive below average seasons, which resulted in limited livestock production and reduced labor income. Impacts of the October to February Heys/Dadaa rains are expected to improve food security to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) by January 2016.

    • As of November 23, approximately 30,242 displaced persons from Yemen have arrived in Djibouti. About 5,337 of these persons are registered as refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Approximately 2,617 are sheltered in Markazi refugee camp in Obock, while others are integrated with host households in urban areas. The influx of displaced persons has constrained labor opportunities and household food access in Obock and Djibouti City. 

      For more detailed analysis, see the Remote Monitoring Update for October.


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