IOM Djibouti: Monthly Report # 18 – March 2021

Celebration of the 4th anniversary of the EU-IOM joint initiative program for the protection and reintegration of migrants.

Inauguration of the Global Djibouti Diaspora office.

1,163 migrants received emergency assistance through IOM’s mobile unit in the Obock region.

52 vulnerable migrants have benefited from the assisted voluntary return program.

Two refugee resettlement operations to Canada.


Returning migrants from Yemen receive multi-sector assistance at the Migrant Orientation and Assistance Center in Obock (COAM). The latter are housed at the COAM where they receive water, food, non-food items as well as medical and psychosocial assistance before returning home through voluntary return programs.

Since July 2020, IOM has also set up a mobile patrol that helps migrants arriving on the coasts in Obock.

As part of the project “Sustainable solutions for host populations, refugees and the most vulnerable migrants in Djibouti territory”, training on project creation and management was organized for the benefit of 23 refugee women in the center. social action for the empowerment of women (CASAF).

IOM Djibouti celebrated the 4th anniversary of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative Program for the Protection and Reintegration of Migrants funded by the European Union Trust Fund at the COAM in Obock on March 23, 2021.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, IOM inaugurated the office of the Global Djibouti Diaspora within the Salam Tower.

The teams of the DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) program continued to observe the movements at the different monitoring points of population flows across the country.

Source: International Organization for Migration

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