Djibouti

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#50
4

Communities at risk

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Summary

Djibouti ranked 50th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose four places from 2017’s ranking. Significant human rights violations persist in Djibouti, where independent media is essentially non-existent and critics of the government of President Ismail Omar Guelleh, re-elected in April 2016, face systematic repression. Human rights activists, journalists and other dissenting voices have faced forms of harassment, abuse, arbitrary… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts1
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0029
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.5
Rise of factionalized elites7.3
Voice and Accountability-1.32
Political Stability-0.628
Rule of Law-0.971
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL10.123

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Djibouti ranked 50th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose four places from 2017’s ranking.

Significant human rights violations persist in Djibouti, where independent media is essentially non-existent and critics of the government of President Ismail Omar Guelleh, re-elected in April 2016, face systematic repression. Human rights activists, journalists and other dissenting voices have faced forms of harassment, abuse, arbitrary detention and torture. In June, military hostilities escalated when Djibouti accused Eritrea of sending troops into a disputed border region following the withdrawal of 450 Qatari peacekeepers stationed there since 2010.