Djibouti Fact Sheet: 2020 - Quarter 3

Djibouti Fact Sheet: 2020 - Quarter 3


➤   Requiring immediate food assistance: 280,000

➤   Malnourished children: around 100,000

➤   Number of refugees: 30,000




New Highlights
As of 6 August 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed 5,334 cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti, with 59 fatalities reported since the beginning of the pandemic. A slight epidemiological change occurred since the official opening of airports on 18 July. All arriving passengers at the entry gates for international travel were tested. Out of 1,367 tests carried out among arriving passengers, 91 were positive (positivity rate of 6.7%). All positive cases are being cared for by the health authorities and those who were in contact with positive cases are being quarantined.

During the month of July 2020, 3,906 movements were observed at flow monitoring points in Djibouti representing a daily average of 135 movements. This is an increase of 17% in comparison of the 115 daily average movements observed in June. The main intended final destinations were Djibouti (65%), though most of these are likely intending to travel onwards towards the Arab Peninsula, Ethiopia (31%) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (3%).

Since the announcement of the official reopening of Djibouti borders, the number of migrants from Ethiopia has increased sharply, from 15 movements observed in June to 504 in July 2020. During the reporting period, 257 migrants departing from Obock were recorded at the Al-Aarah flow monitoring point in the Lahj governorate in Yemen.

Food Security
Rainfall during the March to June Diraac/Sougoum rainy season has been average to slightly above average, despite minimal rainfall in April. This has restored pasture and water resources in all areas and vegetation conditions are near average. In the Southeast Pastoral Border livelihood zone and areas north of Obock City, though, rangeland conditions are lower than last year.