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16 Aug 2011 description
report Humedica

by Ruth Bücker

While international relief measures focus on supporting the population of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, more than 160,000 children, women and men in the east African country of Djibouti are also affected by the famine.

Although the country, which is of about the same size as the German federal state of Hesse, is not struggling with flows of refugees pushing in from neighbouring countries, the number of those suffering from hunger in proportion to the total population of about 500,000 inhabitants still implies immense misery.