Yemen — Annual Rapid Displacement Tracking Report (2022)




DTM Yemen,
Period Covered
Jan 01 2022
Dec 31 2022
  • Displacement Solutions
  • Rapid Emergency Registration
  • Mobility Tracking

DTM team uses Rapid Displacement Tracking (RDT) to collect data on the number of Yemeni households (HHs) forced to flee on a daily basis due to conflict, natural disaster or other reasons. This allows DTM to produce regular reporting of occurrences of displacement in terms of numbers, locations and priority needs on weekly bases.

RDT methodology was used to track displacement events in terms of numbers of households of internally displaced persons (IDPs) between January and December 2022. The aim of this tool is to provide timely and actionable data on new population movements only and does not capture total numbers of IDPs in terms of population sizes.

DTM recorded 10,135 household displacements (representing approximately 60,810 IDPs) who fled mainly due to conflict (85%;8,620 HHs), followed by economic reasons related to conflict
(12%; 1,237 HHs) and natural disasters (3%; 276 HHs) in 2022. This data only represents displacement events that took place within the year and excludes any households displaced previously who remain in displacement or who have returned. With the exception of August, DTM did not record more than 1,000 households displaced per month as of April 2022 – a first since June 2021.
Displacement due to insecurity caused by conflict can be further split into combat and shelling (49% of total displacement) and general insecure conditions (36%). Among economic reasons linked to conflict, unemployment or salary cuts were the most frequently mentioned (7%). Rain and floods made up nearly all answers provided under the category of natural disaster (3%).