Ethiopia — Flow Monitoring Dashboard 47 (August 2023)




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

In August 2023, a total of 36,796 movements were observed across the six flow monitoring points (FMPs) in Ethiopia. This represents a 24% decrease in daily average movements in comparison with July 2023, where an average of 1,553 movements per day were observed.

The share of outgoing movements (70.7%) during August has shown an increase, while that of incoming movements (29.3%) has decreased compared to the previous month, mainly due to decreased incoming flows from neighboring Sudan through the Metema and Kurmuk entry points. A total of 26,007 outgoing movements were observed, of which 9,069 (34.9%) were heading towards Saudi Arabia, 6,804 (26.2%) were going to Kenya, 4,104 (15.8%) were travelling towards Somalia, 2,649 (10.2%) to Djibouti, 1,078 (4.1%) intending to reach Yemen, 1,044 (4%) heading to South Africa, and 368 (1.4%) to Sudan while remaining movements were to other Southern African, Middle Eastern, European and North American countries.

At the same time, 10,789 incoming movements were observed, of which 5,540 (51.3%) originated from Sudan, mainly fleeing the conflict that started in April, while 1,879 (17.4%) came from Somalia, 1,645 (15.2%) from Kenya, 1,579 (14.6%) movements from Djibouti, and the remaining from Yemen, Uganda, Egypt and the United Republic of Tanzania. Most incoming movements (63.1%) were by Ethiopians, followed by Sudanese nationals (32.5%) fleeing the conflict in Sudan. Returning Ethiopians departed from Somalia (27.6%), Kenya (24.2%), Sudan (23.1%), Djibouti (23%), and the remaining travelled from Yemen, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.