During the month of April 2022, 16,339 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in
Djibouti, i.e. a daily average of 545 movements. Migratory flows increased by only 2 percent
compared to March 2022, during which 518 movements were observed on average each day. However, they
have not yet reached the levels seen during the period before the COVID-19 pandemic (between March 2019 and
March 2020, the daily average was 654).
Of these 16,339 movements, 2,950 (18%) were observed at Obock in the coastal region of Djibouti where migrants
cross the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Peninsula along the so-called is.
Since January 2022, movements from Ethiopia have seen a significant increase (21%) compared to those
observed monthly last year during the same period. In 2022, a total of 35,269 migrants from Ethiopia entered
Djibouti. In addition, 2,390 Ethiopians have returned from Yemen since January 2022. Indeed, at the start of the
COVID-19 pandemic, these returns were mainly due to the movement restrictions in place in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
The gradual deterioration of living conditions in Yemen then also led to more and more spontaneous returns
. The trend of these returns has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year