World Bank Approves Water, Rural Development Scheme in Djibouti

The World Bank has approved a project that aims to increase access to water in Djibouti’s rural areas and help residents there better manage agro-pastoral resources.

The initiative will be financed by a $5.83 million grant from the International Development Association. The funds will be used primarily to support farmers and pastoralists in Djibouti cope with what citizens there call the “thirst problem,” referring to the three to four harshest months of the country’s dry season.

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