Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section B. Security of displaced persons
Djibouti’s Decree Establishing an Emergency Unit to Coordinate Assistance to Refugees from Yemen (2015) provides:
Article 1: An Emergency Unit is hereby established under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister to coordinate and monitor the situation of refugees from Yemen.
Article 3: The primary mission of this unit is to ensure the provision of humanitarian assistance to refugees fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Indeed, the objective of this emergency unit is to evaluate the needs of Yemeni refugees and to coordinate the mobilization of aid for their benefit, particularly in the following areas:
This list is not exhaustive.
Article 4: The Prime Minster, as well as the members of the emergency unit, are responsible for the implementation of this decree.
In 2016, in its combined initial and second periodic reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Djibouti stated:
II. Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the  Convention [on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination]
26. As a result of the numerous conflicts in the subregion, the country has taken in a large number of refugees and continues to do so, without distinction as to race, origin or religion.
32. Since 2015 Djibouti has taken in 17,634 Yemenis fleeing the war in Yemen, of whom two thirds have chosen to settle elsewhere or freely return home. The remaining third are in the Markazi refugee camp near the town of Obock.
33. To deal with that new crisis, the Government established by decree an emergency unit charged with the coordination of aid for refugees from Yemen. Under the direction of the Prime Minister, the unit assesses the needs of Yemeni refugees and coordinates assistance for them, in particular in the areas of health care, water, sanitation and security.