MSF closed its projects in Djibouti in 2012.

Activities  2012 International Activity Report

Key medical figures: 

  • 235 patients treated for severe malnutrition

The nutrition programme in Djibouti was handed over to the Ministry of Health in 2012.

With an extremely hot and dry climate and poor crop capacity, inadequate food supply is a chronic issue for the vast majority of Djiboutians. Children need essential nutrients for normal growth and development and are most vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. For this reason, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened an emergency inpatient feeding centre for children in Djibouti in 2008.

MSF’s lobbying for the implementation of a preventive approach to malnutrition has resulted in the health ministry distributing ready-to-use supplementary food. This high-protein formulation contains all the nutrients children need and is proven effective in preventing malnutrition.

The team also gave technical support to the Ministry of Health so they could develop their own specialised nutrition programme. Staff training, medicines and medical equipment were provided. The ministry constructed a nutrition treatment centre and MSF handed over the programme in April. In four years, MSF teams treated 10,600 children for severe malnutrition.

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At the end of 2012, MSF had 31 staff in Djibouti. MSF has been working in the country since 2008.

Finances  2012 International Financial Report

Concept In thousands of €
Programmes 617
Indirect supply costs 3
Field-related expenses 620
Locally hired staff 297
International staff 201
Operational running expenses 23
Medical and nutrition 43
Logistics and sanitation 8
Transport, freight and storage -
Training and local support 26
Consultants and field support 16
Private and public institutional grants -
Others 3
Concept In thousands of €
Public institutional income -
Funding of field-related costs 620
Private and other income 620
ECHO and EU institutions -
EU governments -
Non-EU European governments -
North American governments -
Other governments -
UN institutions -
Staff information
Concept In full-time equivalents
Field positions 31
Locally hired staff 28
International staff 3