Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
Section D. Specific needs of displaced women, children and elderly persons
Djibouti’s Manual on International Humanitarian Law (2004) 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”.
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.
27. Since 1977 there have been several waves of immigration from neighbouring countries caused by armed conflicts between States: the Ogaden conflict in 1977 between Ethiopia and Somalia; the Badme conflict in 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea; and the civil war in Somalia that began in 1991 and led to a large influx of refugees.
28. The first refugees were settled in Dikhil but with the rapidly growing numbers two additional camps were opened by the Government in Holl Holl and Ali Addeh in the Ali-Sabieh region, with the help of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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.
VI. Article 7
156. Education is provided to refugee children by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and international non-governmental organizations, such as the Lutheran World Federation.