The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Djibouti is appealing for US$31.7 million to support the Government of Djibouti to respond—with a consolidated approach over the next six months—to the current food and nutrition crisis aggravated by drought and soaring global food prices.
As anticipated in November at the launch of this Consolidated Appeal, the Heys/Dara rains (October 2011 - February 2012), the most important rains in Djibouti’s coastal areas, were poor, and have led to further deterioration in the food security situation in the coastal areas. In addition, forecasts predict prolonged rainfall deficits throughout the June-August 2012 period, suggesting a continuation of the prevailing drought.
Duration: October 2010 to October 2011 Targeted areas: Rural areas of Ali Sabieh, Arta, Dikhil, Obock and Tadjourah regions Key milestones:
Inland dry season: October-March
Presidential elections: April 2011 Target direct beneficiaries: 120,000 vulnerable people Total funding request: $38,999,338