Djibouti — Migration Trends Dashboard (October 2023)




DTM Djibouti,
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Oct 01 2023
Oct 31 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

In October 2023, 22,709 migratory movements were observed at flow monitoring points (FMP) in Djibouti, with a daily average of 733 migratory movements. Migration flows observed across all FMPs increased by 31% in October compared to September 2023, during which 17,292 movements were recorded.

Of these 22,709 movements, 4,875 (21%) were observed in the Obock region where migrants cross the Gulf of Aden towards the Arabian Peninsula. Migration flows to the FMP of Obock increased by 32% compared to September 2023. This increase could be due to a reduction in border controls with Ethiopia combined with false rumors of the resumption of boat departures from the coasts of Obock where migrants are used to crossing the Gulf of Aden to reach the Arabian Peninsula.

Between January and October 2023, arrivals from Ethiopia (101,585) saw a significant increase of 24% compared to the same period of the previous year (81,889). Migratory movements were: towards the Arabian Peninsula (48%), incoming (41%), transiting within Djibouti (7%), transiting to Ethiopia (4%), and outgoing (1% ). Spontaneous returns from Yemen increased by 5%, from 559 in September to 588 in October, including 20 women (3%).