Yemen — Flow Monitoring Survey (FMS) Quarterly Dashboard (April - June 2023)




DTM Yemen,
Period Covered
Apr 01 2023
Jun 30 2023
  • Flow Monitoring Survey

This dashboard compiles flow monitoring survey (FMS) data collected in Yemen between April and June 2023 and provides an analysis of migrants’ demographic and socio-economic profiles, including education and employment backgrounds, reasons for leaving their country of origin or habitual residence, future travel intentions, protection and challenges faced during the journey. Also included are migrants’ highest level of education achieved and their labour status prior to moving.

The migration routes in the southern part of Yemen are categorized along two main routes: the south-east route towards Hadramawt and Shabwah governorates and the north-east route towards Lahj and Ta’iz governorates. Both routes are traditionally travelled by a large number of migrants each year. Through the Flow Monitoring Registry tool, which focuses on total numbers of migrants (as opposed to the more detailed migrant profile established through the FMS), DTM found that 35,677 migrants entered Yemen through the south in the second quarter of 2023 – mainly through Lahj (82%) and Shabwah (18%) with an increase in April.

During the second quarter of 2023, a total of 2,679 surveys were conducted. In Lahj (1,086), Shabwah (631), Aden (501) and Ma’rib (441), as well as Al Maharah (15) and Hadramawt (5 migrants) where DTM recently started FMS. The overall number of surveys increased by seven per cent over the previous quarter. The majority of respondents were primarily young male adults between the age of 16 and 25 (81%) searching for economic opportunities (98%), most of whom were single (91%), attained primary education or less (85%),  were currently unemployed (97%) and departed from rural areas (85%).