Djibouti (IINA) � The European Union (EU) allocated 665,000 euros to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Ali Adden refugee camp, located in Ali Sabieh Region, 130 kilometers south of the capital Djibouti, which houses tens of thousands of refugees, mostly Somalis and Ethiopians.
This amount will be used to finance two projects, aimed at ensuring the physical safety and mental health of children and women in the camp, Djibouti's local newspaper Al Qarn reported Monday.
A ceremony to launch the two projects was held in the presence of Head of the EU Delegation to Djibouti Ambassador Adam Kulach, Executive Secretary of National Office for Assistance to Refugees and Affected People (ONARS) Hussein Hassan Darar and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Albert Katumba.
The two projects are scheduled to be carried out by the Danish Refugee Council and Belgian Refugee Council, in collaboration with the National Union of Djiboutian Women.
It is noteworthy that the Markazi refugee camp in Obock, northern Djibouti, is home to some 2,600 Yemeni refugees who have fled the ongoing war in their country since late March 2015.
Source: International Islamic News Agency