Severe drought, high food prices, and a refugee crisis have worked together to leave a large portion of Djibouti’s 900,000 people without enough food to eat, forcing them to go hungry due to the soaring cost of food imports upon which the arid country is forced to rely.
£1 For One Meal
Hunger in Djibouti
Despite the country being in a strategic position along the coast of the Horn of Africa, Djibouti remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The desert-like climate means most of the country is unsuitable for growing crops, forcing the population to rely on expensive imported food to survive.
Furthermore, regional instability has put pressure on Djibouti’s already strained economy and resources, pushing the nation even further into poverty. Djibouti has recently taken in refugees and immigrants from Ethiopia and Somalia following political instability, bringing the already weak economy to its knees.
A massive 79% of the population lives in poverty, with limited access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life. Thousands of innocent people, including women and children, are in desperate need of our help!
Give the gift of food for just £1
For just £1, you can help relieve the people of Djibouti from their constant struggle against food insecurity. We will take your small change and make a huge difference to the lives of people who, without our help, will face another night hungry and alone.
By donating £30, you can give someone the security of a meal for every single day of a month, giving them nourishing food to restore their health.
With your donations, we will provide thousands of people in Djibouti, weary from the nightmarish situation they face, with vital food packages. Working alongside our brilliant teams in the area, we’ll be distributing food packs containing essential food supplies.
Your support will go a long way in providing relief to these vulnerable individuals, enabling them to thrive and prosper, without the worry of constant hunger.
Stop Djibouti's hunger, donate today
Penny Appeal will endeavour to use your gift as requested, wherever possible. If for any reason we cannot use your donation as you have indicated, we will use it to fund similar projects in other countries or other projects in the relevant country. Penny Appeal’s strategic overview and on the ground experience means it is in the best position to decide how to meet need as it arises.