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Food Aid from unlikely source to Djibouti and 3 other countries

Chinese Government decides to provide emergency grain aid to Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia Report — Government of the People’s Republic of China Currently, a worst drought once in 60 years hit Northeast Africa and has caused a serious food crisis, and about 11 million people are threatened by starvation. Among the disaster-hit areas, Djibouti, Kenya … Continue reading

GIEWS Country Brief Djibouti

Djibouti Reference Date: 25-July-2011 FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT  Following a poor Diraac/sougum rainy season (March to May), the country is in the midst of a prolonged hunger season (normally June to August)  Food security likely to deteriorate for pastoralists and poor urban households until later in the year Food security situation likely to deteriorate … Continue reading

Yet another blow of Piggy’s (IOG) credibility and capability to manage the crises

Because of severely restricted press freedom in Djibouti, international news agencies has to rely double agents like Mohamed Osman Farah in Djibouti, the report such this one has to be relayed via Nairobi, where the integrity of its news worthiness is verified than claimed by Reuters and others. The credibility of the regime is at … Continue reading

New Zealand journalist sails with human traffickers through Djibouti to Yemen

  The Horn of Africa smuggling trade could involve more than 70,000 people and be worth more than $20m each year, according to a 2010 report fom Chatam House think-tank  There were more than 30 people crammed on the back of the truck as the vehicle bumped through the desert in eastern Djibouti. The passengers were men, women and … Continue reading

US lifts sanctions aid against Somalia’s famine victims

The US today lifted sanctions to allow emergency aid to reach starving people in areas of Somalia controlled by the so called al Qaeda-linked terror group. It is feared tens of thousands have already died in the drought that has devastated Somalia. A total of 10 million people are affected and yesterday the UN declared a famine in two regions of … Continue reading

Steder Group to represent WWPC in Djibouti and Ethiopia

July 21 – Steder Group FZE, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in The Netherlands, recently established an Office, Warehouse and Freezone land area in Djibouti, and in Ethiopia, to support their project cargo operations. The new venture has resulted in Steder Group being an exclusive WWPC member in both Djibouti and Ethiopia.  Together with the local … Continue reading


Wednesday, 20 July 2011 Coastguard s from Somalia’s Puntland, Somaliland as well as Djibouti are taking part in an innovative IOM training programme to equip them with the necessary skills to assist and protect irregular migrants and asylum-seekers travelling at great risk through Somaliland, Puntland and Djibouti en route to Yemen and the Gulf States. … Continue reading

Drought, Piggy(IOG) is not getting it

I think Djibouti is making big mistake by downplaying the current drought as has been doing for quite some time, this humanitarian catastrophe had been predicted more than year ago. Also the government seems not understand the scope of the problem and long-term effect in Djibouti city. Djibouti is the regional major city; a magnitude … Continue reading

Saudi FM receives visiting Djibouti counterpart

JEDDAH, July 17 (KUNA) — Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal received here on Sunday Djibouti Foreign Minister and International Cooperation Mahamoud Ali Yousif and Moroccan Foreign and Cooperation Minister Taieb Fassi. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Saudi Prince and Yousif discussed issues of mutual interests. The meeting was attended by a number … Continue reading

Spanish Minister of Defense Visits EU Navfor Warship

13 July 2011 On the 7th of July, the Spanish Minister of Defence, Carme Chacon, accompanied by the Chief of Defense, General José Julio Rodriguez, visited the Spanish frigate ESPS Santa María during her port visit in Djibouti. The Minister was received by the Commanding Officer, Commander Gonzalo Parente, who briefed on counter piracy capabilities … Continue reading