Djibouti Country content en Port Of Djibouti: Loading A WFP Ship With 5,000 Metric Tons Of Food WFP base in Djibouti is crucial to delivering food and urgently needed humanitarian supplies to Yemen. The MV Amsterdam carried more than 5,700 metric tons of food including wheat, pulses, vegetable oil and micronutrient powder, which is used to protect young children against malnutrition and anaemia. Since April, WFP has distributed more than 20,000 metric tons of food in nine governorates reaching more 1.5 million Yemenis. However, more distributions are needed as the recent conflict added around 2.5 million Yemenis to the 10 million people already considered “food-insecure,” who were struggling to get enough food for a normal life even before the conflict began. Text transcript of this video Djibouti English Video stories Thu, 04 Jun 2015 07:40:52 +0000 WFP 646615 at Yemeni Refugees Fleeing Violence Arrive in Djibouti Escalating violence in Yemen has forced thousands to flee the country in search of safety. Many are crossing the Red Sea to Djibouti. “Our teams on the ground are assisting tens thousands of people inside Yemen, despite the fighting. We are also providing the food assistance to people who fled the conflict to other places outside of the country, like here in Djibouti,” said WFP’s Communications Officer Challiss McDonough. WFP is extremely concerned about the impact of the conflict on the people of Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world. Weeks of violence have left many Yemenis hungry. WFP is doubling its efforts in order to respond to the crisis. Djibouti refugees Yemen English Global Africa Video stories Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:03:59 +0000 WFP 646052 at Yemen - WFP Struggling to Reach People Affected by Fighting (For the Media) WFP distributing high-energy biscuits to 30 newly arrived Yemeni refugees on a ferry from Djibouti city.  WFP is extremely concerned about the impact of the conflict on the people of Yemen. It's one of the poorest countries on earth and hunger was an enormous problem even before this crisis. WFP teams on the ground are assisting tens of thousands of people inside Yemen despite the fighting, and they are also providing food assistance to people who have fled the conflict to other places outside of the country.  WFP in Action Aid professionals Responding to Emergencies Djibouti Yemen English Middle East Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:24:22 +0000 WFP 646029 at WFP Assists Nomad Communities in Djibouti Recent droughts in the Horn of Africa have severely affected the pastoralist communities of Djibouti. The people of this region -- where the climate is largely unsuited to crop production -- often are forced to sell their animals and other assets in order to buy food.  The urban section of the population is also vulnerable to high food prices, since much of what they rely on is imported. WFP is assisting almost 70,000 people through food distributions and food-for-work activities, which aim to make communities more self sufficient. Djibouti Droughts Food for Assets Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:50:10 +0000 WFP 640175 at U.S. Ambassador Leads Distribution Of food For Hungry Families In Djibouti DJIBOUTI – To help combat food insecurity in the Arta region of Djibouti, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Geeta Pasi led a food distribution to 200 vulnerable families today. Those families received vital food rations that were contributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as part of a substantial donation of food for 2013, and distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Djibouti Africa Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:58:59 +0000 WFP 627292 at À L’occasion De La Journee Mondiale De l’Alimentation, Le PAM Souligne l’Importance d’Investir Dans La Nutrition Pour Un Avenir Meilleur ROME/DJIBOUTI– Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) marquera la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation, qui a lieu le 16 octobre, en soulignant le potentiel  que possède  la nutrition pour transformer les individus, les sociétés et les économies tout en réitérant l’importance de cette même  nutrition comme pilier central du  développement. Nutrition Djibouti Local Africa Nutrition Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:18:11 +0000 WFP 581918 at WFP Assists Djibouti To Strengthen Resilience As Food Security Improves Djibouti – As food security starts to improve in the Republic of Djibouti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is intensifying its work to strengthen the country’s defenses against recurrent drought while still providing critical assistance to meet urgent food and nutritional needs. Food Security Analysis Djibouti Africa Food Security Analysis Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:26:34 +0000 WFP 524148 at USAID Provides Vital Food Assistance For Drought - Affected People In Djibouti DJIBOUTI – The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Food for Peace has released the first tranche of its US$4 million contribution in 2013 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for the Republic of Djibouti.  This emergency assistance is destined primarily to assist rural populations who are experiencing crisis levels of food insecurity due to drought. Hunger in the news Journalists Djibouti Africa Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:25:07 +0000 WFP 470418 at Humanitarian Logistics Hub Being Built For Horn Of Africa WFP has begun the construction of a humanitarian logistics hub for the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. When completed in 2015, the facility will strengthen the impact of food assistance and humanitarian partnerships, while lowering the cost of daily operations. Aid professionals Logistics Responding to Emergencies Djibouti Global Africa Logistics Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:57:36 +0000 WFP 462218 at Construction Starts On Djibouti Logistics Hub For Humanitarian Operations In Horn Of Africa DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa. Djibouti Africa Logistics Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:53:08 +0000 WFP 462202 at