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Post-Disaster Needs Assessment of Drought in Djibouti (PDNA)
The Republic of Djibouti is vulnerable to many natural hazards, the most frequent and destructive being droughts, floods and earthquakes. Since 2007, it has experienced an unprecedented drought which, according to the government of Djibouti, has seriously affected more than 120,000 people in rural areas, or 50% of the rural population, and 15% of the total population.
The objective of the assessment was to highlight on the one hand the damage and losses caused by the drought in Djibouti but also and above all to identify the needs to deal with the consequences and find an environment close to the condition before 2008. It was also a question of looking at its impact at the macro-economic level, namely the consequences on the general economy of the Republic of Djibouti in order to allow the government to have an evaluation reliable economics of the cost of such a disaster. Finally, this assessment should help the government of Djibouti to identify and plan the priority actions to be implemented to repair the damage caused by the drought and introduce risk prevention measures that will reduce its vulnerability to the natural threats.