Emergency Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

In the event of an arrest, death, medical or other emergency involving a U.S. citizen in Djibouti, contact the Embassy immediately at (+253) 21-453-000. You may also contact the Bureau of Consular Services in Washington, DC, toll free, at 1-888-404-4747 from the U.S. or Canada or using the toll-line at 1-202-501-4444.

To contact the Government of Djibouti’s Emergency Assistance Services you can dial the following from a local phone (Services offered in French):
. Police – 17
. Firefighters/Ambulance – 18
. Hopital Général Peltier – 21-35.09.62 / 21-35.27.12 (switchboard)
. Force Armée Djiboutienne – 21-35.03.45
. Djibouti Telecom Information Desk – 12

To contact the private French Military Hospital (Bouffard) you can dial the following from a local phone (Services offered in French):
. Emergency service – 21-45.01.15
. Reception / Billing office – 21-45.04.47 (Business hours only – Sat-Thu, 06:30-13:00)

If you require medical or legal assistance, you may wish to consider the information on our website:

– Medical Providers & Clinics
– Attorneys