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:
- For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
- For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Djibouti, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.
The UNHCR Representation in Djibouti
Style of Address:
The UNHCR Representative in Djibouti
LOT No 24, Rue De L'Ígad, Quartier Heron, Djibouti, Djibouti
B.P. 1885, Djibouti, Djibouti
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Monday: 08:00 - 15:15
Tuesday: 08:00 - 15:15
Wednesday: 08:00 - 15:15
Thursday: 08:00 - 15:15
Sunday: 08:00 - 15:15
01 January 2019, JOUR DE L'AN
03 April 2019, AL-ISRA AL ItfIRAJ
21 April 2019, PAQUES
01 May 2019, FETE DU TRAVAIL
04 June 2019, AIDEL FlTR
27 June 2019, FETE DE L' INDEPENDANCE
11 August 2019, AID AL ADHA
01 September 2019, NOUVEL AN MUSULMAN
10 November 2019, FETE MOULOUD
25 December 2019, NOEL
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