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Announcing COVID-19 Assistance for Djibouti from American Rescue Plan
United States Provides Additional $1.4 Million
for Urgent COVID-19 Assistance in Djibouti
Today, the United States—through the United States Agency for International Development—announced $1.4 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Djibouti. This assistance will help the government of Djibouti ensure vaccine readiness, accelerate the vaccine campaign, and ensure availability of vaccines throughout the country.
Ambassador Jonathan Pratt said, “The United States has long been committed to ensuring access to health services for the people of Djibouti, and this assistance is even more important now as we all face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic together.”
This additional assistance builds on more than $7 million in COVID-19 support to Djibouti since the beginning of the pandemic from the US government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The United States has delivered two mobile field hospitals, 96 hospital beds with mattresses, 3 testing machines, 500 hygiene kits and personal protective equipment that includes 25,000 latex gloves, 4,000 masks to the Government of Djibouti.
In partnership with UNICEF and UNDP the U.S. assistance also supports infection prevention and control, data collection and analysis and help to approximately 5,000 Djiboutians to rebuild lost incomes, and to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Diseases know no borders. The U.S. is committed to partnering with Djibouti to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a world that is even better prepared for future outbreaks.
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy: (253) 21 45 33 68 or e-mail at DjiboutiPD@State.gov