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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Between FPO and the pouch, we can get just about anything. Never shipped anything locally. - Jun 14, 2016
FPO or Pouch. Local mail probably doesn't work and I wouldn't try it for anything other than a post card. - Aug 14, 2015
We use the embassy pouch and FPO. - Feb 28, 2013
The embassy receives mail via the pouch. It usually takes about 2 weeks for mail to arrive (from ordering to delivery). You can return items through the pouch. FPO was available, but there was abuse of some sort by someone in the embassy, so we may not be able to use it anymore. - Apr 13, 2010
I heard from local expats that Djibouti's mail system was not dependable. I did subscribe to a French magazine that was delivered monthly via international post. I got 10 out of 12 issues. - Aug 15, 2008
The pouch is very good and you can get things in about 10-14 days. - Apr 1, 2008