A severe drought and a major financial crisis are afflicting the landlocked country.
Many people in the once prosperous African nation are finding it difficult to afford Christmas celebrations this year.
The financial crisis has fuelled some of the biggest anti-government protests in a decade. Now with a $1.8 billion debt hanging over the government's head, many of the country's business vendors are struggling to make money this holiday season.
TRT World's Mikaela Barwick has more.