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Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

Based on informal conversations with colleagues, we all feel pretty safe here. I think the Camp presence (and other foreign militaries) helps with that sense of security. But common sense and intuition should prevail wherever you are, and Djibouti's no different. You can read the latest security message on our Embassy website. http://djibouti.usembassy.gov/message_us.html - Jun 14, 2016
Aside from paranoid RSO's, not really. Djiboutians are opportunistic but not mean. Probably pickpockets and stuff like that. - Aug 14, 2015
Not particularly. - Feb 28, 2013
Not really. Crime here is very low, although you do have to retain your street smarts. Lock the doors, don't have valuables out in plain sight, don't wave wads of cash around, etc. - Apr 13, 2010
While I was there, Djibouti felt very safe. There were some incidences of minor crimes of opportunity against Expats, but I could walk or jog alone at any time and not feel unsafe. Due to proximity to other national conflicts and terrorist interests, and due to rising levels of refugees from both political violence and famine, the security situation will probably slowly become more dangerous. Proximity also made for a regular terrorist threat but our lifestyle was not curtailed. - Aug 15, 2008
Very little crime, but because of location there is a very real terrorism concern. - Apr 1, 2008