In October 2022, 22,083 movements were observed at the Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Djibouti, representing a daily
average of 712 movements. Migration flows increased by 18 per cent compared to September, during which 18,773 movements
had been registered. It is worth highlighting that in October migration flows were above pre-COVID19 levels (between March 2019 and March 2020, the daily average was 654).
Of these 22,083 movements, 3,453 (16%) were observed in Obock. This coastal region of Djibouti is the main gateway for
migrants going to and returning from the Arabian Peninsula. Migrants regroup at gathering points in the Obock region where
they then cross the Gulf of Aden on boats along the so-called Eastern route.
Compared to the period between January and October 2021, movements from Ethiopia have increased sharply by 82 per cent
with 123,058 entries between January and October 2022. However, compared to September 2022, these movements increased
by 18 per cent in October 2022. Furthermore, the number of Ethiopians who have returned from Yemen has more than tripled
from September to October 2022 (from 187 to 648).