In December 2020, a total of 14,984 movements were observed across Ethiopia’s five flow monitoring points (FMPs) whereby
A total of 11,602 outgoing movements were observed of which 4,890 (42%) were going to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2,058 (18%) intended to go to Djibouti, 1,720 (15%) were going to Kenya and 907 (8%) headed to South Africa. On the other hand, 3,382 incoming movements were observed, of which 2,022 (60%) had originated from Sudan. Almost all of these were Ethiopian nationals who were likely returning home. Since the outbreak of the Northern Ethiopia Crisis, the number of inflows through Metema Flow Monitoring Point in Amhara region has increased from 1,636 inflow movements in October to 1,885 inflow movements in November and 2,065 inflow movements in December. It should be noted that data collection at Humera FMP in Tigray region could not take place due to conflict.