More than half of Djibouti’s population is food insecure and needs emergency aid due to drought and high food prices, an early warning information service has said. At least 340,000 of the country’s 632,000 people are at risk, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net), which is funded by the US Agency for International Development, said in a Sept. 12 report. A semi-desert state that experiences frequent droughts and imports all its staple foods, Djibouti is classified by the UN as both a least developed and a low-income, food-deficit country. (IRIN)

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