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The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the training of 60 out-of-school Djiboutians and refugees in supply chain and logistics.

The training, funded by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, equipped the participants with skills that can earn them income and eventually lead to food security.

Development Diaries gathered that the WFP, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Djibouti Ministry of Social Affairs and Solidarity, the National Office for Assistance to Refugees and Disaster and Ministry of Education jointly implemented the training.

Figures from the World Bank showed that the unemployment rate of Djibouti for 2020 was at 11.6 percent, up from 11 percent in 2019.

Data from the WFP also shows that poverty rates stand at 79 percent, with 42 percent of the Djibouti population living in extreme poverty.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has also found that food insecurity affects nearly one in ten people in Djibouti.

‘[WFP] and @MenfopDjibouti hosted three ceremonies in Djibouti, Tadjourah [and] Dikhil, to hand over certificates to 60 out-of-school Djiboutians [and] refugees who successfully followed supply chain training implemented by [WFP], @MASSDjibouti, @UNHCRDjibouti, @ONARS_Djibouti [and] @MenfopDjibouti’, WPF Country Director in Djibouti, Mary Njoroge, tweeted.

‘Thanks to funding from [USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance], participants are now better skilled to find a job, secure an income and eventually be food secure’.

Source: Mary Njoroge

Photo source: Mary Njoroge

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