Djibouti — Migration Trends Dashboard (01 - 30 November 2022)




DTM Djibouti,
Period Covered
Nov 01 2022
Nov 30 2022
  • Flow Monitoring

In November 2022, 18,234 movements were observed at the Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Djibouti, representing a daily average of 608 movements. Migration flows decreased by 17 per cent compared to October, during which 22,083 movements had been registered. It is worth highlighting that in November daily migration flows (608) were below preCOVID19 levels (between March 2019 and March 2020, the daily average was 654).

Of these 18,234 movements, 3,523 (19%) 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 November 2021 (73,648), movements from Ethiopia almost doubled (85%) for the same period in 2022 (136,356). However, compared to October 2022 (15,664) these movements decreased by 15 per cent in November (13,298). Furthermore, the number of Ethiopians who have returned from Yemen has decreased by almost a quarter (-24%), from 648 in October to 494 in November.