Djibouti — Migration Trends Dashboard (September 2023)




DTM Djibouti,
Period Covered
Sep 01 2023
Sep 30 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

In September 2023, 17.292 migratory movements were observed at Djibout's flow monitoring points (FMPs), with a daily average of 618 migratory movements. The migratory flows observed at all the FMPs fell by 31% in September compared with August 2023 due to increased border control operations in Djibouti and Yemen, which slowed down the flow of migrants en route from Ethiopia.

Of these 17,292 movements, 3.691 (21%) were observed in the Obock region, where migrants cross the Gulf of Aden on their way to the Arabian Peninsula. Migration flows at the Obock FMPs were down by 15% compared with August 2023. This drop can be attributed to the increased border controls carried out by the Djibouti coastguard in Obock.

Between January and September 2023, arrivals from Ethiopia (92,457) increased significantly by 32% compared with the same period the previous year (69,874). Migration movements were mainly. incoming (45%), transit to the Arabian Peninsula (41%). transit within Djibouti (5%), transit to Ethiopia (7%) and outgoing (2%). Spontaneous returns from Yemen rose by 60%, from 349 in August to 559 in September, including 61 women (11%).