Djibouti hosts more than 27,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and, more recently, from Yemen.

The Djibouti government has been providing refugee protection through legislative reforms and has embraced the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, a UN initiative that aims to safeguard the wellbeing of host communities and refugees.

In 2017, a new National Refugee Law came into force and decrees were enacted that ensure the integration of refugees into national systems such as health, education and the labour market.

In 2018, UNHCR will continue campaigning on behalf of refugees and their full participation in these areas, as well as seeking ways to improve their self-sufficiency in the longer term.

(Updated March 2018)

For information about our work in Djibouti:

  • Visit our Global Focus Djibouti page
  • Read the latest documents, reports and publications in Refworld

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Djibouti

Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representative in Djibouti

Street Address:
LOT No 24, Rue De L'Ígad, Quartier Heron, Djibouti, Djibouti

Mailing Address:
B.P. 1885, Djibouti, Djibouti

Telephone:
253 21 35 16 77

Facsimile:
253 21 35 86 23

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 3

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 15:15
Tuesday: 08:00 - 15:15
Wednesday: 08:00 - 15:15
Thursday: 08:00 - 15:15
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday: 08:00 - 15:15

Public Holidays:
01 January 2018, Jour de l'An
01 April 2018, Paques
15 April 2018, Al-Isra Al Miraj
01 May 2018, Fete du Travail
14 June 2018, Aid El Fitr
27 June 2018, Fete de l'Independance
21 August 2018, Aid Al Adha
11 September 2018, Nouvel An Musulman
21 November 2018, Fete Mouloud
25 December 2018, Noel

Comments:
CALENDRIER DES JOURS FERIES - 2016

DIMANCHE 3 JANIVER 2016 - JOUR DE L'AN
DIMANCHE 27 MARS 2016 - PAQUES
DIMANCHE 1 MAI 2016 - FETE DU TRAVAIL
MERCREDI 4 MAI 2016 - AL-ISRA AL MIRAJ
LUNDI 27 JUIN 2016 - FETE DE L'INDEPENDANCE
MERCREDI 6 JULLET 2016 - AID EL FITR*
DIMANCHE 11 SEPTEMBRE 2016 - NOUVEL AN MUSULMAN*
MARDI 13 DECEMBRE 2016 - FETE MOULOUD
DIMANCHE 25 DECEMBRE 2016 - NOEL

The UNHCR Representation in Djibouti

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