Djibouti — Migration Trends Dashboard (01 - 31 December 2022)
Dec 31 2022
- Flow Monitoring
In December 2022, 19,156 movements were observed at the Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Djibouti, representing a daily average of 618 movements. Migration flows increased by 5 per cent compared to November, during which 18,234 movements had been registered. It is worth highlighting that in December daily migration flows (618) were below pre COVID-19 levels (between March 2019 and March 2020, the daily average was 654).
Of these 19,156 movements, 3,557 (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.
If compared with 2021 (73,648), incoming movements from Ethiopia in 2022 (150,186) almost doubled (+90%). However, if compared to November 2022 (13,298) these movements only increased by 4 per cent (13,830). Furthermore, the number of Ethiopians who have returned from Yemen has increased by 18%, from 494 in November to 583 in December. In 2022, there were 5,901 Ethiopian migrants who returned to Djibouti from Yemen, slightly more than half compared to 2021 (10,547).