*Widespread Stressed and Crisis levels of food insecurity(
- There are approximately 150,000 people affected by drought at present in Djibouti, including 70,000 food insecure people in rural areas.
- The food security situation in most pastoral areas has not changed significantly since the previous month. However, the forecast for good Heys/Dadaa (October to March) rains has not materialized and rainfall levels to date are below normal.
- In general, prices in October in all major areas of the country were comparable to last year’s prices, with prices for rice and sorghum slightly below last year’s figures.