Persistent drought continues to affect tens of thousands of people in Djibouti, pushing them deeper into poverty and vulnerability. An estimated 70,000 people in Djibouti are food insecure and large humanitarian needs persist. Local host communities also compete for scarce resources with refugees (mostly fleeing Somalia) and migrants en route to Yemen and the Gulf States.
CERF releases funds through the Underfunded Emergencies window
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated an unprecedented US$175 million to neglected emergencies in 2013. Twelve humanitarian emergencies received some $100 million in the first underfunded emergencies round in January 2013. Another thirteen hidden emergencies were provided some $75 million through the second underfunded emergencies round in July 2013.