Situated on the Horn of Africa, next to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, Djibouti has an extremely hot, dry climate.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) first worked in Djibouti in 2008. Projects focused on addressing the chronic issue of childhood malnutrition. In 2012, MSF teams worked with the Djiboutian Ministry of Health, providing technical support so that they could develop their own specialised nutrition programme.

MSF handed over all its programmes to the Ministry of Health in 2012.