WFP Djibouti Country Brief, October 2018

from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Oct 2018

Operational Updates

• Djibouti is hosting approximately 26,300 refugees from Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea and Ethiopia, of which 21,100 reside in settlements. WFP provides assistance to all registered refugees and asylum seekers living in Ali Addeh, Holl Holl and Markazi camps in form of general distributions, nutrition support and a cash transfer component as part of the general distribution.

• In October 2018, WFP provided food assistance to approximately 8,600 people, including refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable local households in rural and urban areas. WFP provided food assistance to rural and urban food insecure households affected by drought in the form of general rations to meet their immediate food needs. Nutrition interventions are also ongoing for the prevention, and treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, and for people living with HIV/AIDS and those on tuberculosis treatment.

• WFP provided unconditional food assistance to 15,500 severely food insecure beneficiaries in the five regions of Djibouti Arta- Ali-Sabieh, Dikhil, Tadjourah, and Obock. WFP is collaborating with the Secretariat d’Etat aux Affaires Sociales (SEAS) and the “Programme de Solidarité Nationale” (PNSF), to align food and nutrition assistance with government priorities and avoid duplication of efforts in the targeted areas.

• Prevention of malnutrition interventions are ongoing in the regions of Dikhil and Obock where the malnutrition rates are highest. The interventions are implemented, in collaboration with the Djiboutian Agency for Social Development (ADDS). In addition, WFP Djibouti is working on an action plan with the Ministry of Health to resume all health activities which had halted due to pending MoU agreement between WFP and the Government.