Ethiopia — Flow Monitoring Dashboard 41 (February 2023)
Feb 28 2023
- Flow Monitoring
In February 2023, a total of 31,178 movements were observed across five of Ethiopia's flow monitoring points (FMPs). This represents a 4.3% increase in daily average movements in comparison with January 2023 when an average of 1,068 movements per day were observed.
Outgoing movements during February have continued to be higher (75.8%) than incoming movements (24.2%). A total of 23,621 outgoing movements were observed of which 8,303 (35.2%) were heading towards Saudi Arabia, 3,639 (15.4%) were going to Kenya, 2,824 (12%) were travelling towards Djibouti, 2,576 (10.9%) to Sudan, 1,743 (7.4%) intended to reach Somalia, 712 (3%) headed to Yemen, 651 (2.8%) to the United Arab Emirates, 581 (2.5%) to South Africa, and 537 (2.3%) to Qatar while remaining movements were travelling to several Middle Eastern, Southern Africa, European and North American countries.
At the same time, 7,557 incoming movements were observed, of which 2,694 (35.6%) had originated from Sudan, while 1,681 (22.2%) came from Djibouti, 1,473 (19.5%) from Somalia, 1,413 (18.7%) movements from Kenya, 248 (3.3%) from Yemen and the remaining from Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Canada, Czech Republic and Poland. Almost all of these were Ethiopian nationals who were likely returning home. In February 2023, there was a monthly increase in movement compared to the preceding month with a daily average of 1,114 movements across all FMPs. There was a 63% and 46% increase in movements due to food insecurity (hunger) and conflict, respectively. There was also a 61% increase in those reporting seasonal migration when compared to January 2023.