Yemen — Rapid Displacement Tracking Update (01 October - 31 December 2023)




DTM Yemen,
Period Covered
Oct 01 2023
Dec 31 2023
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Event Tracking

During the reporting period, between 1 October and 31 December 2023, IOM Yemen DTM tracked 5,341 households (HHs) (32,046 individuals)1 who experienced displacement at least once. This compares to 1,089 households (6,534 individuals) in the third quarter 2023 representing a 390 per cent increase. This increase is predominantly due to Cyclone Tej which made landfall in Al Maharah governorate on 22 October and affected Al Maharah and Hadramawt governorates. It caused the displacement of 4,356 households during the period of 22 to 25 October 2023.

Most of the families displaced by the cyclone returned to their locations of habitual residence soon after the cyclone ended (see increased number of returnees). 
The monthly average of household displacements in 2023 has been 830 with a high of 4,655 in October 2023 compared to an average of 845 in 2022 with a maximum of 2,453 in January 2022. 
The governorates with the highest number of new displacements in the fourth quarter of 2023 are Al Maharah (3,749 HHs), Hadramawt (611 HHs), and Ma’rib (431 HHs). These governorates are all located in areas that have been heavily affected by Cyclone Tej or conflict in Yemen. 
The cyclone represented the main reason for displacement, accounting for 82 per cent (4,356 HHs) of the total, followed by security concerns as a result of the conflict accounting for 12 per cent (651 HHs), and economic reasons related to conflict (6%; 333 HHs).