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Pastoral incomes improving, increasing food access

  • Key Message Update
  • Djibouti
  • November 2016
Pastoral incomes improving, increasing food access

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  • Key Messages
    • The Xays/Daada coastal rains (October to February) have been near average, further improving pastures and livestock body conditions across the country, except in localized areas, such as near Tadjourah. Rural and urban populations are now in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity, except the refugee population, which faces Crisis (IPC Phase 3) due to an inability to access livelihoods amidst humanitarian assistance shortfalls.

    • Due to improvements in rangeland conditions even in southeast border areas and north of Obock City, pastoralists are largely now able to sell milk and goats, improving incomes and access to food. With the exception of the price of sugar increasing due to tight supplies on world markets, the prices of food staples remain stable, also contributing to better access. 

    • WFP, which has been providing assistance to about 60,000 people (20,000 refugees and 40,000 in rural areas) and to over 90 schools, is experiencing funding shortages, which may lead to pipeline breaks for both populations in December. If funding shortfalls persist, food insecurity is likely to deteriorate in rural areas and school attendance, primarily for girls, will drop.

    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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