Djibouti

The country is considered an oasis of peace in a region in perpetual conflict. As of December 2023, Djibouti provided international protection to 31,509 refugees and asylum seekers, which is more than 3% of the total population.

 

US $22.2 million

are urgently needed from January to December 2024
woman with a sawing machine
UNHCR and partners work to promote livelihoods and economic inclusion for refugees and host communities. In Holl-Holl, the second largest refugees village, women members of ‘Dayax’ (meaning moon in Somali language) are now self-sufficient through their income generating activities. “I have benefited from the support of UNHCR and my living conditions have improved a lot. I bought a sewing machine, and I am now a tailor"says Wanda Medi Hassan, member of the Dayax group. © UNHCR/Daouda Guirou
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Despite a lower-middle-income status, yet prone to recurrent droughts, Djibouti has traditionally maintained a generous open-door policy for refugee inflows. Somali nationals (43%) constitute the largest refugee group in Djibouti, followed by Ethiopians (41%) and Yemenis (11%).

In Djibouti, 85% of refugees and asylum seekers live in rural areas while 15% in urban areas. Refugees and asylum seekers live peacefully and in harmony with their host and contribute to local economies. The Republic of Djibouti has been welcoming refugees for more than four decades.

The country has been providing refugee protection through legislative reforms and has embraced the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). This UNHCR initiative aims to safeguard the well-being of refugees and their host communities, a precursor to the Global Compact on Refugees. Djibouti has been praised as a leading country in the implementation of the CRRF and has achieved a lot, particularly in including refugees and asylum seekers in national systems such as education, health, and employment.

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Populations

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Population types

Note: The "Stateless" category does not include stateless people who are also in other categories, to avoid double counting. The total number of stateless, across all categories, is  .

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by country

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

Population by origin

NB: 2023 figures are planning figures.

Source: UNHCR Refugee Data Finder for years until 2022, UNHCR planning figures (COMPASS) otherwise.

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Financials

Budget and expenditure trend

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by pillar

Budget by objective

Note: The table presents the  budget for this operation broken down at the objective level. Resource allocation at the objective level is subject to change during the course of the year as the operational situation evolves and priorities shift. The current budget, reflected in the bottom line of this table, is updated on a monthly basis and is replaced by the final budget at year-end.

Expenditure by Outcome Area

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Source: 2023 budget as approved by the Executive Committee in October 2022.
2022 current budget as approved by the High Commissioner as of October 2022; pending presentation to the ExCom's Standing Committee.

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Source: 2024 budget and 2023 current budget are taken from the budget document approved by UNHCR's Executive Committee in October 2023.

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

Budget by Impact Area

Protect: Attaining favourable protection environments
Respond: Realizing rights in safe environments
Empower: Empowering communities and achieving gender equality
Solve: Securing solutions

Budget by Outcome and Enabling Areas

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Latest updates

June 2024
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June 2024
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Djibouti Funding Update - 2024
10-Jul-24
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May 2024
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May 2024
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