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Sub-Saharan Africa


Djibouti is not included in the Gender Inequality Index. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.


Djibouti has a Workplace Index score of 5.3, a Marketplace Index score of 5.1 and a Community and Environment Index score of 5.0 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though. 

Persons with Disabilities

Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, the main ethnic groups in Djibouti are Afar and non-Issa Somalis, comprising Isaaq and Gadabuursi, and sub-clans of the Dir. The population is mainly divided between the Afar of the north and the dominant Issa (Ciise) and other Somali-speakers in the south and the capital. Both groups are Muslim and were traditionally pastoral nomads who roamed across large areas without regard for political boundaries. Afar belong to the same ethnic group as the Ethiopian and Eritrean Danakil. They are disproportionately rural and nomadic people, and have been slower to enjoy economic gains.

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 3 % in the subregion Sub-Saharan Africa.

Persons in Armed Conflict

Djibouti ranks 49 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch

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