Djibouti

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#61
13

Communities at risk

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Summary

Djibouti ranked 61st in 2020’s Peoples under Threat index and fell 13 places from last year’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,… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2020 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts1
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0025
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance5.6
Rise of factionalized elites7.3
Voice and Accountability-1.352
Political Stability-0.134
Rule of Law-0.923
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL9.46

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 61st in 2020’s Peoples under Threat index and fell 13 places from last year’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.