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Food Insecurity Looms in Djibouti

"Almost a third of its population facing starvation" - UN
Djibouti: Almost a third of its population facing starvation

By IRIN,

Poor rains and lack of expertise to boost local food production are some of the challenges facing Djibouti’s population, says a senior UN official.

“The major gap in Djibouti is the very low capacity of the partners. Partners are missing the technical expertise to develop relevant activities to enhance the agricultural production or to sustain their physical assets,” Imed Khanfir, a programme adviser with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Djibouti, told IRIN.

“Scarcity of water is also a major challenge.”  Continue reading Food Insecurity Looms in Djibouti