Some USD39 million is needed to assist 120,000 people in Djibouti, who are suffering from severe food shortages, according to the United Nations.

“Due to high food prices and reduced purchasing power, too many people are unable to feed their families” in Djibouti, said U.N. humanitarian relief chief Valerie Amos, as quoted in a U.N. news release. “While this appeal will help meet immediate humanitarian needs, like food and nutrition, it is important that we also address the root causes of recurrent food crises and improve the country’s capacity to respond to these emergencies.”  

The funding will be used to address urgent humanitarian needs including food, nutrition, water and sanitation, and basic health care. It will also help to improve humanitarian response and back agricultural recovery projects in Djibouti.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.