DTM Yemen - Flow Monitoring Datasets - July 2023


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  • Flow Monitoring Survey
  • Flow Monitoring
Period Covered
Jul 01 2023 -
Jul 31 2023
In July 2023, IOM Yemen DTM recorded 9,500 migrants entering Yemen, a decrease of 12 per cent since last month (10,800 migrants in June 2023). The number of migrants entering Yemen via the Lahj coast has decreased 11 per cent since last month (from 8,789 in June to 7,835 in July). Similarily, the number of migrants entering Shabwah through the shore decreased by 17 per cent (from 2,008 in June to 1,665 in July) due to changes in the weather conditions, namely high tides and windy weather. DTM recorded conflict induced movements as the reason for 17 per cent of all incoming movements in July 2023. All conflict induced travel was recorded in Shabwah coming from Bari, Somalia (31% children, 10% women, and 59% men).

Due to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the challenges in moving towards KSA, many migrants opted to return to the Horn of Africa. DTM teams in Djibouti recorded that during July 2023, a total of 805 migrants (752 male and 53 female) took the risky return by boat from Yemen to travel home. Meanwhile, DTM observed a significant increase in Yemeni returnees (85%) compared to last month (2,322 in June to 4,286 in July). Between 1 January and 31 July 2023, DTM recorded 86,630 migrants and 31,364 Yemeni migrant returnees to Yemen. IOM DTM received further information from border officials during July 2023 regarding the deportation of 89 Ethiopian migrants from Oman into Hawf district of Al Maharah governorate. These migrants had travelled through Yemen to Oman but were deported back into Yemen by Omani authorities.
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