Djibouti - Aide humanitaire d’urgence aux victimes de la sécheresse

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Apr 2009
Signature Date 18 Aug 2010
Planned Completion Date 02 Apr 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 02 Apr 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 325,928.24
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present operation concerns the emergency humanitarian assistance to drought victims. It was initiated because of the food insecurity faced by Djibouti in 2008. Indeed, more than 55,000 vulnerable people are in need of food assistance because, they are threatened by famine. Vulnerable people are spread across five districts of the country, namely: Arta, Ali Sabieh, Dikhil, Tadjourah and Obock. The operation should allow more specifically (i) the purchase and distribution of food, including 8,300 tons for victims of drought, 1,800 tons for Ali Addeh refugees, 1,600 tons for school canteens, health centers, program food for work and food for training, (ii) improvement of the drinking water supply system through the rehabilitation of the surface works of 12 pumping stations and the protection and equipment of 40 wells with manual pumps, (iii) the development of small agro-pastoral perimeters (small-scale agriculture and livestock farming) in line with the country's Action Plan for the emergency response to drought for the agriculture and livestock sectors.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the assistance is to provide rapid assistance by providing vulnerable populations with food distribution to 55,000 drought-affected people in the country's five districts and more than 6,000 refugees in Ali Addeh's camp. In addition to food, water and sanitation assistance for men and animals, consideration should be given to malnutrition in children, which is at a very worrying stage.


The operation will benefit the 55,000 people affected by food difficulties, with the major objective of saving lives and preserving their livelihoods.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds
World Food Program (WFP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-DJ-AAZ-001
Last Update 03 Mar 2021


Contact Details

Name KOUASSI Akoupo Donatien

Geographic Location

Country Djibouti
Coordinates Location Name
12 42.5 Ragion de Tadjourah
12.25 43.0833 Ragion da Obock
11.5 42.1667 Ragion de Dikhil
11.25 43 Ragion da Ali Sabieh
11.1333 42.8858 ali adda
11.5 42.75 Ragion da Arta