DTM Yemen - Flow Monitoring Datasets - January 2024


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  • Flow Monitoring Survey
  • Flow Monitoring
Period Covered
Jan 01 2024 -
Jan 31 2024

In January 2024, IOM Yemen DTM recorded 1,737 migrants entering Yemen, an increase of three per cent compared to last month (1,679). Shabwah typically serves as an entry point for migrants from Somalia and rarely sees migrants departing from Djibouti due to the considerable distance between Djibouti and Shabwah. In Shabwah, the total number of migrants arrived during January was 1,736 (1,526 departing from Bari, Somalia and 210 migrants departing from Obock, Djibouti). The overall number of migrants entering through Shabwah has increased by 11 per cent in January (1,736) compared to December (1,569). Furthermore, one migrant was noted in Hadramawt's Maqrah FMP. He came aboard a Yemeni fishermen's boat that had carried him while fishing near Somalia.

According to DTM, conflict-induced movements constituted 76 per cent of all incoming movements in January 2024. These movements were exclusively observed in Shabwah, originating from Bari, Somalia (89%) and Obock, Djibouti (11%). Djibouti DTM team recorded 282 migrants (246 males and 36 females) embarked on a dangerous journey back home by boat from Yemen during January 2024 due to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and challenges in reaching Saudi Arabia.

Additionally, DTM observed a decrease in Yemeni returnees by one per cent in January (5,148) compared to December (5,092). Furthermore, in January 2024, five Somali migrants were deported from Oman back into Yemen.

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The current dataset covers the following administrative boundaries