Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EU Support For WFP Adds Freedom Of Choice To Refugees’ Food Assistance In Djibouti

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed continued support from the European Commission to provide assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Djibouti.

Over the last two years, EU humanitarian funding has contributed €2.1 million, including €300,000 so far in 2017. This has allowed WFP to provide the cash component of assistance to all refugees, including recently-arrived asylum seekers from Ethiopia, to date reaching a total of 18,500 people per month.

With a total requirement of US$ 1.7 million for 2017, cash transfers will be a priority for WFP in Djibouti. The objective is to respond better to people’s needs and contribute to the local economy. Read More