Islam is state religion in Djibouti but the constitution of the country guarantees religious freedom. Ninety-eight percent of residents are Sunni Muslims.
There is a small group of Christian Djiboutians. Among them, the Roman Catholics are the most, around 7,000. In the country there is also a small minority of supporters of indigenous traditional religions.
Thousands of Ethiopians are expelled
UN agency IOM announces that Djibouti has expelled over 2,400 Ethiopian migrants in April. A handful of those expelled have been tested positive for covid-19 upon their return to their home country, where they are quarantined in Dire Dawa or in the region of Afar in the north. Ethiopian migrants are usually on their way to Saudi Arabia via Djibouti in search of work. The Corona pandemic has caused migrants to get stuck in Djibouti when the borders are closed.
- Countryaah: Population statistics for 2020 and next 30 years in Djibouti, covering demographics, population graphs, and official data for growth rates, population density, and death rates.
Support packages from the World Bank
The World Bank presents a rescue package of $ 1.9 billion to be distributed among 25 developing countries. The money is a contribution to the fight against the new corona virus, which has caused a pandemic. Five million dollars goes to Djibouti, who a week later reports his first death in covid-19, the disease that the coronas infected develop.