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1. (U) As outlined in REFTEL (a), the Nation of Djibouti has
suffered severe damage to it's infrastructure as a result of
flooding in certain parts of the city. Currently, there have
been no official reports of instability or an increase in
crime due to the flooding. Clearly, the potential exists,
but it is strictly speculation at this point.
2. (SBU) Physical security at the Embassy remains intact with
minimal adjustments. Only a slight interruption in security
operations occurred due to some Local Guard Force personnel
being affected directly or indirectly by the flood. RSO
managed the manpower constraints effectively without placing
personnel or property at risk.
3. (C/NF) There was no damage to the technical security
measures of the Embassy, but the security equipment UPS
remains inoperative. Due to the flooding there has been an
increase in power spikes throughout the city causing outages
all over to include the Embassy. Without an operating UPS,
the security cameras and a portion of the Entry verifications
systems are affected every time there is a spike. Post is
well aware of ESO Addis' request for replacement parts, but
would like to request that the parts be expedited as quickly
4. (SBU) Post would like to take this opportunity to kindly
remind the Department that the need for an ARSO is greater
now than ever before. Post RSO is already stretched too thin
and now that he has to deal with a natural disaster and
minimal staffing, the demands on the security office are
overwhelming. Post requests that the Department strongly
consider assigning an ARSO to Post as soon as possible.
5. (U) POC is RSO Marc Ramos at 253-35-39-95.