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 stake, because so far the appeal fell-down on death ears, the impact of the protest on 18th February 2011, an estimated 30,000 Djiboutians lingers on in the day-to-day activities of the government internally and externally
Djibouti appealedfor $21 million from international donors to help deal with a drought that has left about 120,000 of the country’s citizens vulnerable.Almost all of the dams and wells in the Horn of Africanation have run dry, resulting in a scarcity of drinking water among the rural population, Communication and Culture Minister Abdi Ahmed Houssein said in a press briefing broadcast on state television yesterday. Cattle mortality rates have also increased, Houssein said.Parts of East Africa are facing the worst drought in 60 years. The United Nations yesterday declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, amid a lack of rain that has resulted in food prices almost tripling over the past year.
By generalizing the effect of regional drought, the appeal lacks specific of how to deal with the famine refugees of the surrounding regions of the neighbouring countries.
According to the government, It’s about $175 per affected person or 25,000 FDJ, the government of the day fail to elaborate for how long this lamp sum aid is going to last, if said appeal materializes.
One wonders, what the Djiboutian authorities have been going about the forecasted disaster, when Djibouti FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT report was released on last may.“Poor 2011 diraac/sougum rains (March to May) affect pastoral households”
It obvious that the regime had wasted precious window time frame, had the regime took the report about the country they claim to represent seriously and embrace the harsh treatment of mother-nature early on, they wouldn’t be scrambling now. Please click here