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DJIBOUTI: World Bank to fund electricity project

NAIROBI, 7 Nov 2005 (IRIN) - The World Bank has approved a US $7 million project in Djibouti that includes initiatives to expand electricity distribution, introduce a pilot wind farm and provide technical assistance to the Horn of African nation, the organisation announced in a statement. Full report

DJIBOUTI: Urban poor face food shortages due to high prices

NAIROBI, 21 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - The continuously rising prices of both food and essential nonfood items are threatening the food security and livelihood of poor urban households in Djibouti, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network reported in its monthly food security update for the tiny Horn of Africa country. Full report

HORN OF AFRICA: Polio vaccination campaign targets 34 million kids

NAIROBI, 14 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - The UN-backed Global Polio Eradication Initiative has launched a new campaign to vaccinate more than 34 million children in the Horn of Africa against the polio virus amid concern that the crippling disease was re-emerging in the region. Full report

DJIBOUTI: Precarious food situation in rural areas

NAIROBI, 19 Aug 2005 (IRIN) - The food situation in rural areas of Djibouti is precarious and there is a need to accelerate emergency food distribution in the tiny Horn of Africa country, an early warning network has reported. Full report

DJIBOUTI: Women fight mutilation

DJIBOUTI CITY, 12 Jul 2005 (IRIN) - For thousands of years, girls in the area that is now the tiny African country of Djibouti, have been subjected to pharaonic circumcision.Full report

DJIBOUTI: Pastoralists Suffer Drought

BUIA, DJIBOUTI, 7 Jul 2005 (IRIN) - Few people want to become refugees, but Ibrahim Mohammed, a pastoralist from Djibouti’s Afar ethnic group, says he has no option.Full report

DJIBOUTI: Rags despite riches

DJIBOUTI CITY, 5 Jul 2005 (IRIN) - Dikina Mohamed and her three children live in a tiny shack made of cardboard, wood and metal junk in Arhiba, a shockingly dirty slum in Djibouti City.Full report

DJIBOUTI: Fighting polio in simmering heat

DJIBOUTI, 30 Jun 2005 (IRIN) - Sweat trickles down Mohammed Gedi Barre's face as he climbs the steep alleyways of Balbala, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Djibouti City. Full report

DJIBOUTI: No response to funds appeal for desperate drought victims

NAIROBI, 8 Jun 2005 (IRIN) - An appeal for US $7.5 million in urgent drought relief for the tiny Horn of Africa country of Djibouti has received almost no response, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York reported on Monday.Full report

DJIBOUTI: Malnutrition widespread in drought-affected areas

NAIROBI, 3 Jun 2005 (IRIN) - Malnutrition among children and women is widespread in Djibouti, according to newly released results of a nutrition and health assessment of drought-affected areas of the tiny Horn of Africa nation. Full report


IRIN Special Reports for Djibouti

DJIBOUTI: Special report on girls' education

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Djibouti

DJIBOUTI: Women fight mutilation

DJIBOUTI: Pastoralists Suffer Drought

DJIBOUTI: Rags despite riches

DJIBOUTI: Fighting polio in simmering heat

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