Djibouti Food Security Outlook Update February 2013
While the Karan/Karma season (July‐October) in inland areas ended well, pasture and water access in northwestern pastoral areas is declining earlier than usual due, in part, to the overuse of these resources. The food security situation, though deteriorating, is still classified as stressed (IPC Phase 2).
With the extremely poor coastal rains, households in the Southeast are experiencing large livelihood deficits in terms of livestock productivity. There are severe water shortages and the forecast for the Diraac/Soughoum season, which was supposed to ease conditions for pastoralists, is for below-average rainfall.