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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
The poor performance of diraac/sougum rainy season is expected to
negatively impact the overall food security situation, mainly of
pastoralists, at least until later in the year.
Prices of main staple commodities have generally increased since late
last year. In wholesale markets of Djibouti city, average price of wheat
flour increased by 56 percent between November 2010 and April 2011,
and levelled off in May and June. At about USD 790 per tonne, the
price of wheat flour is at the same level of the peaks of July 2008,
during the food price crisis.
In addition, fuel prices are at high levels, and in June 2011 kerosene
prices were 25 percent higher than in June 2010 and 47 percent above
the five-year average.
Some 147 000 people, mainly small-scale farmers and herders living in
northwest, southeast parts of the country, are estimated to be requiring
humanitarian assistance following four consecutive poor rainy seasons
that resulted in substantial decline in livestock holdings and severely
disrupted local livelihood systems. Food insecurity is also expected to
increase in urban areas where access to food for poor households is
limited by high food prices, low remittances and few employment
opportunities. The situation is likely to be aggravated further as a result
of increasing numbers of asylum-seekers entering Djibouti due to
violence and instability in south-central Somalia (16 560 refugees as of
31 May 2011)
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Hi, this is Labaale your average concerned citizen of Horn of Africa, we’re really worried about the stability of this war torn region, we have the worst dictators from around the world, ironically supported by the Western Countries supposedly the advocators of democracy, transparency, good governance and human Right, If regime change is really needed this is the place to start, we have no short of rootless dictators from MELES Zenawi of Ethiopia,ISMAIL Guelleh of Djibouti,RAYAALE Kahin of self-declared Somaliland and ISAIAS Afwerk of Eritrea.

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