Factsheet on Djibouti
- Djibouti hosts more than 23 700 refugees, mainly from Somalia, who are in need of basic shelter, clean water, and protection services.
- The number of people at risk of hunger in Djibouti has increased since the 2011 drought.
- For 2014, ECHO has allocated €1 million for humanitarian programmes in Djibouti mainly for providing life-saving assistance to the refugees.
- ECHO also supports integrated livelihoods, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience programmes whose aim is to improve food security and nutrition.
Factsheet on Humanitarian Air Services
- Humanitarian air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crisis where quick and safe access is critical in order to save lives.
- On top of transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations.
- ECHO operates its own air service - ECHO Flight - with hubs in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Chad. It ferried over 20 000 passengers and 480 tonnes of cargo in 2013.
- ECHO also funds other humanitarian air services in a bid to improve the speed and safety of the delivery of humanitarian aid and organises ad-hoc airlifts from Europe in major emergencies.
- The Commission also co-finances the transport of humanitarian aid and relief material through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.