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WFP Djibouti Country Brief, May 2022

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In Numbers

351 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 126,026 cash transfered

USD 4.4 million six months (June 2022 – November 2022) net funding requirements

47,429 people assisted in May 2022

Operational Updates

• In May, WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 47,429 people, including refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and vulnerable Djiboutian households in rural and urban areas, through unconditional in-kind and cash-based transfers (CBT) to meet their immediate food needs.

General food assistance:

• WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 19,235 refugees in all three refugee settlements in Djibouti (Ali Addeh, Hol Hol and Markazi).

• A total of 334 people, with at least one family member living with HIV, received food assistance for the first time through SCOPE cards instead of paper vouchers with a transfer value of DJF 10,000 (USD 56).

• COVID-19 response: WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Solidarities (MASS), provided food assistance to vulnerable Djiboutian households affected by the lingering impact of COVID-19 in the following areas:

  • 13,200 beneficiaries in urban areas and 2,160 in county towns received food assistance through evouchers (SCOPE cards)

  • 12,500 beneficiaries in rural areas received in-kind food assistance

Food assistance for assets:

• WFP in partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is supporting participants to optimize agricultural perimeters. A total of 158 participants from five regions (Tadjourah, Arta, Dikhil, Obock and Ali Sabieh) are working to improve agricultural production on their lands In June, WFP distributed SCOPE cards to project participants to enable restricted cash transfers. The participant can redeem the e-voucher through the WFP contracted retailers.