2022 Migration Overview: Horn of Africa and Arabian Peninsula
Migration picked up significantly across the three migratory corridors in the East and Horn of Africa region in 2022, thus marking the end of the impact of COVID-19-related restrictions on mobility flows. Migration along the Eastern Route, which runs from the Horn of Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, mostly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, increased by 64 per cent between 2021 and 2022 (from 269,000 to 441,000 migrant movements). The number of children travelling alone doubled in the last year (from 7,300 to 14,900) and these unaccompanied children represented 38 per cent of all children tracked in 2022 (39,700). Similarly, the number of female migrants travelling along the Eastern Route also doubled (from 53,200 to 106,700).