THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES MORE THAN $8 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FOOD INSECURITY IN DJIBOUTI
For Immediate Release
September 1, 2022
Yesterday, the U.S. government through USAID has obligated an additional $3.6 million in funding for in-kind food supplies and nutrition supplies for Djibouti, bringing the total funds for relief from food insecurity to $8.8 million. USAID remains the largest humanitarian donor to Djibouti, and the largest donor for WFP’s operations in Djibouti.
USAID is supporting the government of Djibouti to address food insecurity and to provide food assistance to over 35,000 food insecure Djiboutians, migrants, and refugees, and to implement nutrition programs in all health facilities in Djibouti.
USAID’s funding is directly supporting general food distributions for 12,500 rural Djiboutians during the July-to-August lean season; general food distributions and cash supplements for more than 22,000 refugees in Hol Hol, Ali Addeh, and Markazi camps; hot meals for approximately 400 stranded migrants in Obock; and malnutrition treatment and prevention programs for more than nearly 15,000 food insecure Djiboutians, and countrywide nutrition programming to pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age.
We are working with partners, including WFP and FEWSNET, to continuously monitor and respond to humanitarian shocks impacting Djibouti, and will continue to do so, as we assess needs moving forward.