This operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).
Though the Gross National Income per capita is US$ 1,280, the Djiboutian population of 818,159, with a 2.8 percent annual growth rate continues to experience high incidences of poverty. Djibouti is also disaster prone and has been experiencing less rain for the last five years. The most recent shock being the 2011 Horn of Africa drought that has led to famine threatening over 12 million lives in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Uganda. In addition an increased influx of refugees into Djibouti due to the catastrophic conditions and increased incidence of insecurity in Somalia. These shocks continue to place the country in a situation requiring urgent and increased relief and early recovery support.
The 2009 UNDP Human Development Index ranked Djibouti among the ‘low human development’ countries of the world. The majority of the population lives in urban areas (70 percent) and particularly in the city of Djibouti (58 percent, of whom 60 percent are unemployed).
Djibouti has an unfavorable climate unsuited to crop production....