As a result of drought and food insecurity in Djibouti, we have continued to provide humanitarian assistance that addresses urgent needs and builds resilience for the future.
- USAID supports the World Food Program Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation to support vulnerable communities and refugees.
- The USAID-supported Famine Early Warning System Network monitors and assesses climatic conditions and projections to help predict developments that may create food insecurity. Our nutrition program to address the 70 percent of severely malnourished children receive their daily minimum nutritional needs.
In 2011, the eastern Horn of Africa sufferred from the region’s most severe drought in 60 years. The outpouring of humanitarian assistance from around the world helped provide food, water, shelter, health care, and other life-saving aid to those in need across the Horn. Progress has been made over the last year, yet some 9 million people are still in need of assistance in the Horn of Africa. The 2011 drought left many families with next to nothing, and they continue to struggle in 2012. The United States remains the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to the Horn of Africa.
Last updated: May 10, 2013