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23 July 2017

UN agencies partner with Government of Djibouti in effort to achieve SDGs

DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.

23 May 2017

EU Support For WFP Adds Freedom Of Choice To Refugees’ Food Assistance In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed continued support from the European Commission to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti.

28 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Continued E.U. Support For Refugees In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – In 2016, thanks to a €700,000 contribution from the European Union, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was able to provide up to 17,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti with an innovative package of cash assistance alongside their food rations.

3 October 2016

EU Supports WFP Assistance To Thousands Suffering Drought & Displacement In Djibouti

DJIBOUTI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to 10,000 people from Ethiopia and the Somaliland region of Somalia, displaced by drought to Djibouti, in addition to nearly 14,000 people in local communties – thanks to a contribution from the European Union and other donors.

Contributions to WFP
9 September 2016

Japan Steps Up Support To Fight Hunger And Boost Nutrition In Africa

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

20 January 2016

WFP Opens Logistics Hub For Humanitarian Assistance In Horn Of Africa

DJIBOUTI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with the Government of Djibouti has officially opened a new humanitarian logistics base that will support assistance operations across the Horn of Africa by improving storage and transport of relief goods.

3 December 2013

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).

Food Security Analysis
5 September 2013

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.

Hunger in the news
16 July 2013

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.

24 June 2013

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.

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