Rampant poverty in Djibouti

Djibouti is a low-middle-income country with widespread poverty both in the rural as well as in the urban areas. However, poverty is more widespread in the rural areas. The populaces are struggling hard to get the minimum necessities for livelihood and maintain a minimum level of calorie intake. Not to talk about the nomads and the homeless, this will further add to the poverty index.

The populaces are struggling hard to get the minimum necessities for livelihood and maintain a minimum level of calorie intake.

Extreme poverty is rampant in the rural vicinity which is more than seven times higher compare to the urban population. This is also due to the fact that there are facilities available for the people living in the urban areas and job market further provide boost to the people. But this is missing in the rural areas.

The main susceptible factions are the homeless, nomads, refugees and the street children who are extremely impoverished. Refuges although have the benefits of food aid, health care and education however they are still facing a difficult situation as they have lost everything even their individuality. Nomads are also facing the same problem as war and scanty rainfall have made their life miserable and they engage themselves in small-scale border trade. The most vulnerable groups are the street children who live in ominous poverty. They have left their land of birth because of war and poverty and their future is very grim as they do not attend school and cope up with their daily life by taking odd jobs.

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