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 of this disaster will have a unique effect on it, the population surrounding Djibouti one-third of the Kelil 5, more the half of Kelil 2 of Ethiopia, Salal and Awdel region of the self-declared Somaliland will be heading toward Djibouti. Historically and logically the population of these areas are bound for Djibouti and as we all know there is no other option.
One wonders why the regime isn’t the telling the truth by acknowledging the extent of the looming disaster and the consequence of not doing nothing. This is not the first drought that the region has seen.
The regime needs to open immediately a reception centres, Ali- Addeh , Galileh, Bondarah, and Gallafi for the drought effected population of the region otherwise all these people will end up in the streets of Djibouti.
The Government of Djibouti signed an agreement handing over 40,000 square meters of land to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to help enhance a regional logistical supply chain network for humanitarian assistance.
Djibouti has an opportunity to take an advantage of WFP assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to be used locally since most of needy population comes from Somalia and Ethiopia.
By listening what Piggy has to say, he seems that he had already given up. Piggy doesn’t only he run out of quick fixes as usual, but he also doesn’t have a clear plan how to tackle the catastrophic situation, also one needs to remind Piggy by talking the other country’s problem doesn’t solve your own domestic one.
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