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10 Apr 2014 description

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2014 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea,Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the case load mentioned refers only to refugees, asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.


26 Jul 2013 description

Somalia (S-C)

Somali movements to Yemen: An estimated 691 Somalis arrived on the Yemeni shores in June 2013, a 36%decrease from May 2013 and 24% decrease from June 2012. Somali arrivals are primarily from south and central Somalia. Many of the new arrivals have an intermediate level of education. Somali migrants/refugees cite the search for economic opportunities in Yemen and beyond. Somali migrants/refugees also cite insecurity and an increase in cases of sexual and gender based violence perpetuated largley by government forces.

22 May 2013 description



Events /trends/ data / analysis

New Arrivals: In April 2013, an estimated 4,615 migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, a 46% decrease from March. 80% of these migrants were Ethiopians while the rest were Somali.

Boats: A total of 66 vessels left via the Red Sea for Yemen carrying an average of 69 passengers per trip in the month of April.

19 Apr 2013 description



New Arrivals: In March 2013, an estimated 8,568 migrants arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, a 12% increase from February. Numbers of Ethiopians crossing the Red sea in March 2013 were 40% more than those who crossed in January. A total of 21,658 migrants crossed into Yemen via the Red Sea in the first quarter of 2013, 16% less than the first quarter of 2012. 90% of the first quarter totals crossing from Djibouti were Ethiopian. The rest were Somali.