In August 2020, a total of 7,349 movements were observed across Ethiopia’s five flow monitoring points (FMPs). This represents a 9% increase in daily average movements in comparison with June 2020 when an average of 218 movements per day were observed. However, this is still 37% lower than the average daily movement in February, which is prior to the emergence of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Ethiopia in March 2020. A total of 5,418 outgoing movements were observed of which 2,659 (49%) were going to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 1,108 (20%) intended to go to Somalia. 1,931 incoming movements were observed, of which 971 (50%) originated from Djibouti.
IOM’s Global Data Institute (GDI) and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) produced the first Periodic Global Report on the State of Solutions to internal displacement (PROGRESS).