Operation: Opération: Djibouti



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Key Figures

2017 planning figures
100% of known SGBV survivors falling within the mandate of the Office will receive appropriate support
96% of the refugee population will be vaccinated against measles
90% of primary school-aged refugee children will be enrolled in primary education 
80% of national legislation relating to refugees will be made consistent with international standards 
10% of people of concern (18-59 years) will have their own income generating solutions or be self-employed for more than 12 months
20 litres of potable water will be made available per person per day
2015 end-year results
100% of people of concern under UNHCR’s care and maintenance programme were registered
100% of people of concern had access to health care services in the camps, as well as to public hospitals through referrals.
97% of people of concern were immunized against measles, and the rate of global acute malnutrition fell from about 18 per cent in 2014 to 11 per cent in 2015
2,950 refugee children of primary school age (88 per cent) were enrolled in school
16 litres of potable water available in camps per person per day on average

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2015 22,006
2014 24,362
2013 23,810


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Year-end Overview

Working environment

In Djibouti, some 37 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line and unemployment levels are at up to 60 per cent, depending on the region. In this difficult environment, Djibouti hosts over 24,000 refugees, primarily Somalis and Yemenis, but also other nationalities including Eritreans and Ethiopians.

Given the lack of resources in the country, refugees depend solely on humanitarian aid. Access to farmland and drinking water remain major issues of concern. The Kenyan education curriculum (English) used in camp schools is not recognized by the Government of Djibouti nor that of Somalia. In public hospitals refugees are not considered as “vulnerable”; as a result refugees’ medical fees must be fully covered by UNHCR. Refugee status determination (RSD) procedures require strengthening to ensure sustainable processing of asylum claims.

Key priorities

In 2017, UNHCR operation in Djibouti will focus on: 

•   Continuing life-saving interventions, with an emphasis on health/nutrition, shelter, education, prevention and response to SGBV, water management, and services for those with specific needs;
•   advocating for the inclusion of refugees in national education and health systems:
•   advocating the adoption and implementation of a national law on refugees;
•   promoting durable solutions, including voluntary repatriation, resettlement and local integration;
•   Strengthening the capacity of government mechanisms for refugee status determination (RSD); and
•   encouraging the Government of Djibouti to engage further in the Khartoum process to address the root causes and ensure adequate management of mixed migration