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Djibouti: Food Security Outlook, October 2013 to March 2014

Key Messages

  • The July to September Karan/Karma rains were near average to above average in terms of amount and somewhat well distributed. They helped regenerate water, pasture, and browse resources in almost all rural areas except in Southeast Pastoral-Border livelihood zone where the rains were poorer. Water access remains limited in that area.
  • Most pastoral households are Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to the recent increases in income from livestock products. Pastoral areas are likely to remain at this level from October through March. The rotation of livestock and other resource conservation strategies are expected to preserve forage in the Northwest through March, and the start of the coastal Heys/Dadaa rainy season in October will likely help replenish and regenerate pasture and water resources in coastal areas.
  • In September, livelihood activities restarted that had been discontinued in the summer from June to August. Poor, urban households will regain many sources of income, but they are expected to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from October to December. While there were seasonal declines in the availability of labor opportunities, a voucher program for poor, urban households this summer did help increase food access.
Operation(s)/Espace(s) web: 
Famine Early Warning Systems Network
Date de publication initiale: 
07 nov 2013
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