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Life in a squalid camp in Djibouti

25 Aug 2011 12:55 Source: Content Partner // UNICEF Mokou Ali , 9, with her baby brother. Mokou looks after her younger siblings while her mother works in a market during the day. UNICEF In what looks like a rubbish dump, off of the main road southwest of the capital city Djibouti, a few hundred … Continue reading

World Bank Signs US$5.83M Grant to Fight “Thirst Problem” in Rural Djibouti

  Washington, August 25, 2011 – A project designed to increase access to water for rural communities in Djibouti was signed today. The World Bank and the government of Djibouti pledged their support for the Rural Community Development and Water Mobilization Project (PRODERMO). The US$5.83 million IDA grant will primarily be used to finance small-scale community … Continue reading

In Djibouti, families fleeing conflict and drought continue to struggle in camp

By Najwa Mekki DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, 24 August 2011 – In what looks like a rubbish dump off of the main road southwest of the capital city Djibouti, a few hundred families have set-up makeshift tukuls and call them home. They have no water, no toilets, no electricity, and barely any hope. The place is … Continue reading

Farewell Reception For Outgoing France, Djibouti”s Ambassadors

Doha, August 25 (QNA) – HE the Prime Minister”s Chief of Protocol, HE Ahmed Jassim al Mulla hosted a reception this evening at the Diplomatic Club in honor of outgoing Ambassadors of Djibouti and France to Qatar, Mohammedi Ali Mohammedi and Gilles Bonnaud. The function was attended by a number of Their Excellencies the heads … Continue reading

Djibouti: The Forgotten Country in the Horn of Africa Crisis

Perhaps because of its small size, Djibouti has received scant attention in media coverage of the current crisis in the Horn of Africa. The former French colony, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, has a population of only 820,000 people, but also faces significant problems. The fourth consecutive year of drought has led to massive … Continue reading

KFAED signs grant agreement of USD 2 million for Djibouti from Goodwill Fund

KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) — Within the framework of the initiative of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during the 1st International Islamic Economic Conference held in Kuwait between April 29 to May 1, the Kuwaiti fund KFAED is to grant Djibouti two million dollars. The Grant Agreement was signed … Continue reading

Djibouti seeks Indian help in field of wind energy and solar power

East African nation of Djibouti has sought India’s help in exploiting the geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power sources there. East African nation of Djibouti has sought India”s help in exploiting the geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy sources there. Djibouti”s Minister of Energy, Water and Natural Resources, Fouad Ahmed Aye, today met … Continue reading

Djibouti to Airlift Aid Medicine to Famine Hit in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — The Djibouti government on Wednesday said it will airlift aid medicine at Mogadishu airport and intended to help the famine hit Somalis who are suffering from different diseases including malnourishment, diarrhea and other deadly disorders. The Djibouti ambassador to Somalia, Dayid Dubad Roble made the announcement while he was speaking at Mogadishu after … Continue reading

Drought killing children in arid Djibouti

  SHARE BOOKMARKPRINTEMAILRATING By AFP Posted  Sunday, August 21  2011 at  12:38 Share This Story Slap bang in the midst of a harsh desert of sun-baked grey rocks in northern Djibouti, the village of Garabtisan has been hit by extreme drought and many children are wasted by malnutrition. Emaciated livestock and animal carcasses dot the sand around the village, … Continue reading

Through Djibouti en route to Yemen and other locations in the Middle East

Djibouti is a transit and, to a lesser extent, a source and destination country for men, women, and children who are subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically conditions of forced labor and forced prostitution. There is little verifiable data on the human trafficking situation in Djibouti. Large numbers of voluntary economic migrants from Ethiopia and … Continue reading