Migration Along the Eastern Corridor (February 2024)




DTM Regional Office Nairobi, DTMRONairobi@iom.int
Period Covered
Feb 01 2024
Feb 29 2024
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence
  • Points of Entry (PoE)

• The number of children exiting Ethiopia increased by 13% between January (725) and February (816). Of these children, 70% (574) were
travelling alone in February (64% in January), which represents a 23% increase from January (465).

• Contrary to movements towards the Arabian Peninsula, movements returning to Obock and Tadjourah more than doubled (+123%). In fact,
the number of return movements in February is the highest reported through flow monitoring since April 2022 (1,841).

• The number of stranded migrants in Somalia increased by 18% between January (7,450) and February (8,800). Stranded women, in particular, have increased by 82% in the past month (from 1,680 to 3,050). In fact, while in January they represented around one quarter of the stranded migrants (23%), in February they represented more than a third (35%).

• The number of women arriving in Yemen from the Horn of Africa increased by around one-fifth (21%) between January (308) and February
(372), representing 21% of arrivals in February (18% in January).