Djibouti receives $11 million grant from the European Union

By Staff Reporter

May 01, 2014 08:14 AM EDT

Djibouti has taken $11 million grant from the European Union to be used for the improvement of potable water and scarcity of supply in the East African country.

According to the European Union, there would be six different sites wherein boreholes with solar panels would be dug.

The grant was signed by a delegation of the European Union to Djibouti Joseph Silva with Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, the country’s Minister of Economy and Industrial Finance.

The project would be carried through the help of the local community in the country, said Silva.

Djibouti has been experiencing scarcity of water throughout the decades due to extended seasons of droughts in the country. The Horn of Africa’s crisis in water has increased due to the growth of population and changes in climate which has resulted to lesser rain. The scarcity of water has also increased as refugees from Somalia started coming in great numbers in the country, reported Ventures Africa.

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