Djibouti

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#48
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Communities at risk

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Summary

Djibouti ranked 48th in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and rose two places from 2018’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

2019 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts1
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.2
Rise of factionalized elites7.3
Voice and Accountability-1.406
Political Stability-0.708
Rule of Law-0.913
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL10.19

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 48th in 2019’s Peoples under Threat index and rose two places from 2018’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.