Djibouti

Some 25,000 refugees living in Djibouti are at risk of malnutrition, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday. It said supplies for the refuges were "rapidly running out" and appealed for an emergency 8,000 mt of food to deal with the crisis.

Some 25,000 refugees living in Djibouti are at risk of malnutrition, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday. It said supplies for the refuges were "rapidly running out" and appealed for an emergency 8,000 mt of food to deal with the crisis.

African Development Bank has awarded structural adjustment loans and grants to Djibouti to fight poverty and improve the plight of women. The loans are aimed at improving good governance of public funds, women advocacy programmes and boosting the fishing sector by increasing fish production and reducing Djibouti's food dependence on the outside world.

Shipping containers packed with a toxic chemical are leaking in the port of Djibouti, and the pollution could spread, a U.N. food agency said Tuesday. The chemical — chromated copper arsenate, which is used as a wood preservative — was shipped from Britain for delivery to the Ethiopian Power Corporation, according to the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization. The pesticide is carcinogenic and dangerous to the environment.

A German military delegation arrived in Djibouti on Sunday for talks with top Djibouti officials, a senior government official told IRIN on Tuesday. He said the 17 member military delegation was in the country to "set up a base camp for German naval forces participating in the fight against global terrorism". The Germans are part of a group of nine nations patrolling the Indian Ocean from Oman to Somalia, looking for suspected terrorists.

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