Yemen - Flow Monitoring Points | Non-Yemeni Migrant Arrivals And Yemeni Migrant Returnees In October 2022




DTM Yemen,
Period Covered
Oct 01 2022
Oct 31 2022
  • Flow Monitoring

In October 2022, IOM Yemen DTM recorded 6,381 migrants entering Yemen, an six per cent increase compared to September 2022 (6,041). In Lahj DTM has registered an increase in arrivals (+ 60%) compared to the last month in contrast to Shabwah, which registered a decrease this month (- 31%). The overall increase could be linked to weather conditions, sea tides and decreased coast guard patrolling in Djibouti. While travel had been primarily due to economic reasons in the first half of the year, DTM has been recording conflict induced movements since August, being the reason for 35 per cent of all incoming movements in October. All conflict motivated travel was recorded in Shabwah coming from Bari, Somalia (28% children, 21% women and 51% men).

Due to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the challenges in moving towards KSA, many migrants opted to return to the Horn of Africa. DTM teams in Djibouti recorded that during October 2022, a total of 648 migrants took the risky return by boat from Yemen to travel home. Moreover, DTM recorded 5,454 Yemeni returns from KSA during the month of October 2022, compared to 4,532 in September 2022. Between 1 January and 31 October 2022, DTM recorded 53,401 migrants and 55,269 Yemeni migrant returnees to Yemen.

The migrant caseload was around 96 per cent Ethiopian nationals, and around four per cent Somali nationals. The migrants are predominantly male (64%), with (23%) women, seven per cent boys and six per cent girls also among the travelers.

Through September’s reporting period, 2,502 migrants arrived from Somalia and were recorded 1,957 at Ber Ali, 325 at Araqah and 218 at Eyn Bamabad flow monitoring points in Shabwah governorate. In Lahj governorate, 3,876 migrants arrived from Djibouti, where 3,101 were recorded at Al Makhabbah flow monitoring point (FMP), 407 at Al Cawhah FMP, 159 at Hasy Eisa FMP, 101 at Al-Batin FMP, 88 at Al Azaf FMP, and 20 at Al Hejaf FMP.