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Djibouti: Challenges remain, despite nutrition gainsfeedproxy.google.com | 15 Feb 2011
In a region with some of the world's worst indicators for malnutrition, Djibouti is making gains and ensuring mothers and their children have access to life-saving interventions, say officials. "We are making progress in the fight against malnutrition but much remains to be done; I applaud the government of Djibouti for its efforts to ensure that children have access to the help they need," Josefa Marrato, the representative of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Djibouti, told IRIN.
GIEWS Country Briefs: Djibouti 2-February-2011feedproxy.google.com | 10 Feb 2011
Poor heys/dada season rains (October 2010-February 2011) have negatively affected pasture and water availability, especially in coastal pastoral areas. These areas also received below average diraa/sougum rains between March and April 2010 that caused a substantial decrease in goat milk production. Better heys/dada rains have been registered only in mountain areas of Moussa Ali and western parts of Dikhil district.
DJIBOUTI: Drought appeal for 120,000 vulnerable pastoralistsIRIN News | 15 Nov 2010
A forgotten emergency has left tens of thousands of pastoralists in Djibouti needing food and nutrition assistance as well as longer-term coping mechanisms, according to the UN. The tiny Horn of Africa state is the subject of a US$38.9 million appeal for food aid ($16.2 million), agriculture and livestock ($6.5 million), health and nutrition ($7.4 million), water and sanitation ($2.4 million), and emergency preparedness and sanitation ($6.4 million).
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