القاعدة ذات الصلة
Djibouti
Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states:
Children are extremely vulnerable in situations of armed conflict. State parties to an armed conflict must guarantee the protection and care of children affected by such conflict. Therefore, … captured child combatants below the age of fifteen years must be protected. 
Djibouti, Manuel sur le droit international humanitaire et les droits de l’homme applicables au travail du policier, Ministère de l’Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Police, 2004, p. 25; see also pp. 46 and 47.
The manual also states that “children below the age of fifteen who have become orphans or have been separated from their families for reasons related to the war may not be left to themselves.” 
Djibouti, Manuel sur le droit international humanitaire et les droits de l’homme applicables au travail du policier, Ministère de l’Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Police, 2004, p. 26.
In 2011, in the History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, Djibouti’s Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, under the heading “Codes and wisdom”, stated: “One does not kill children.” 
Djibouti, Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, 2011, p. 214.
Under the heading “Ethics of Debne warriors” [inhabitants of the Dikhil region in Djibouti], the ministry also stated:
5. Spare children … that are not armed.
6. Spare vulnerable persons (… [such as] children …) and release them. 
Djibouti, Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, History and Geography Textbook for 9th Grade, 2011, p. 231.
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) states that “children may be temporarily evacuated for reasons related to armed conflict”. 
Djibouti, Manuel sur le droit international humanitaire et les droits de l’homme applicables au travail du policier, Ministère de l’Intérieur, Direction Générale de la Police, 2004, p. 26.