Djibouti + 2 more

Djibouti: Acute Food Insecurity Situation March - June 2022 and Projection for July - December 2022

Key results

For the current analysis period of March through June 2022, approximately 132.000 people, representing 11% of the analyzed population (of nearly 1.2 million people), are estimated to be acutely food insecure (IPC Phase 3 and 4). Specifically, an estimated 5.000 people (less than one percent of the population analyzed) are estimated to be in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and approximately 127.000 people (11% of the population analyzed) are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). In addition, approximately 423.000 people (36% of the population analyzed) are in Stress (IPC Phase 2).

Of the 15 areas analyzed (five rural, seven urban, and three refugee camps), the three areas of Ali Sabieh Rural, Ali Sabieh Ville, and Arta Rural, as well as the three refugee camps (Markazi d'Obock, Ali Addeh, and Holl-Holl d'Ali Sabieh) are identified as being in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), with at least 20 to 40 percent of their populations acutely food insecure (IPC Phase 3 and 4). The remaining areas are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

Recommendations & next steps

  • An urgent response is needed to save lives, reduce food consumption gaps, and protect the livelihoods of food insecure people in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4).

  • Establish mechanisms to facilitate the import of basic food commodities, especially during the current conflict in Ukraine and Ethiopia, to ensure food availability in the markets.

  • Conduct nutritional awareness and training activities to increase consumption of diversified foods and encourage good cooking practices in refugee camps.

  • Support local initiatives that encourage the resumption of formal and informal economic activities, particularly those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce the effects of high freight, rail and road transport costs.