Remote Monitoring Report

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

November 2015
2015-Q4-1-1-DJ-en

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

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.

About Remote Monitoring

In remote monitoring, a coordinator typically works from a nearby regional office. Relying on partners for data, the coordinator uses scenario development to conduct analysis and produce monthly reports. As less data may be available, remote monitoring reports may have less detail than those from countries with FEWS NET offices. Learn more about our work here.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 28 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics