Ethiopia — Flow Monitoring Dashboard 44 (May 2023)




DTM Ethiopia,
Period Covered
May 01 2023
May 31 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

In May 2023, a total of 64,237 movements were observed across five of Ethiopia's flow monitoring points (FMPs). This represents a 49% increase in daily average movements in comparison with April 2023 when an average of 1,393 movements per day were observed.

Outgoing movements (40.2%) during May have shown a significant decrease while incoming movements (59.8%) have increased compared to the previous month mainly due to increased incoming flows at the Metema entry point due to the crisis in neighboring Sudan. A total of 25,806 outgoing movements were observed of which 10,270 (39.8%) were heading towards Saudi Arabia, 7,360 (28.5%) were going to Kenya, 2,861 (11.1%) were travelling towards Djibouti, 2,350 (9.1%) to Somalia, 1,165 (4.5%) intended to reach South Africa, 909 (3.5%) headed to Yemen, 203 (0.8%) to Uganda, and 202 (0.8%) to the United Arab Emirates while remaining movements were travelling to other Middle Eastern, Southern African, European and North American countries.

At the same time, 38,431 incoming movements were observed, of which 27,290 (71%) had originated from Sudan mainly fleeing the conflict that started on 15 April, while 8,454 (22%) came from Djibouti, 1,522 (4%) from Kenya, 1,118 (2.9%) movements from Somalia, and the remaining from Yemen, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Most of these were Ethiopian nationals (77.8%) who were likely returning home out of which 63% came from Sudan, 28% from Djibouti, 5% from Kenya, 4% from Somalia and less than 1% travelled from Yemen, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.