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13 Nov 2018 description

In October, a total of 29,558 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a slight increase in comparison with September when 26,112 movements were observed. The great majority of flows identified (64%) were incoming against 36% outgoing. Like for previous months, Harirad Flow Monitoring Point (Awdal region at the border with Ethiopia) recorded the highest levels of incoming flows, while Bossaso continued to record the highest number of outgoing flows. Migrants identified were mostly Somali (63%), Ethiopian (30%), and Djibutian (7%).

10 Nov 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

"We commend the Government of Rwanda for passing its first-ever law relating to the “prevention, suppression and punishment of trafficking in persons and exploitation of others"

07 Nov 2018 description

by Jeffrey Labovitz

Conflict, insecurity, political unrest and the search for economic opportunities continue to drive migration in the East and Horn of Africa. However, one of the biggest drivers of displacement is not related to war or the search for better jobs but rather to changing weather patterns. After five years of drought, more that 1.5 million people were uprooted from their homes as their soils slowly, year by year, dried and cracked.

17 Oct 2018 description

In September, a total of 26,212 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a significant decrease in comparison with August when 34,219 movements were observed; this decrease is attributed to the closure of five FMPs due to budgetary constraints as well as the decrease of movements in Bossasso and, to a lesser extent, Buuhoodle. The great majority of flows identified (68%) were incoming against 32% outgoing, reaching levels comparable to July 2018.

09 Oct 2018 description

In August, a total of 34,219 individuals were recorded at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a slight decrease in comparison with July when 35,885 individuals were recorded. While the overall number of persons remained at similar levels, the percentage of inflows decreased in comparison with July (69% in July against 56% in August). Like in July, Harirad Flow Monitoring Point (Awdal region at the border with Ethiopia) continued to record the highest number of entries for August, while Bossaso continued to record the highest number of exits.

08 Oct 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

Welcome to the September edition of the UN Migration Agency Bulletin for the East and Horn of Africa.

02 Oct 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • This reporting week, a total of 15 new entries and zero (0) exits were recorded in Dolow IDPs camps. This shows a decrease of those coming in as compared with the previous week. Similarly, the number of exits has been shrinking and has since late August 2018, remained zero.

  • Majority of the new arrivals coming in, (75%), cited to be seeking food as the main reasons for displacement while (25%) reported to be rejoining their families.

02 Oct 2018 description

Key Messages:

• This week there were 27 new arrivals and no exits recorded at Dolow IDP camps. The number of new arrivals slightly increased compared to the previous week. In general, for the month of August and September, movements in Dolow IDP sites have remained significantly low compared with July entries.

• Majority of the new arrivals cited lack of food as their reason for displacement (58%). Others cited uncomfortable conditions (14%), insecurity (14%), seeking employment opportunity (14%).

18 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • This week there were 14 new arrivals and only 4 exits recorded at Dollow IDP camps. The number of new arrivals slightly increased compared to the previous week. In general, for the month of August, movements in Dolow IDP sites have remained significantly low compared with July entries.

05 Sep 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

Welcome to the August edition of the UN Migration Agency Bulletin for the East and Horn of Africa.
Like in many parts of the globe, migration continues to dominate debates in our region. On 6 August, IOM and its partners, launched a Regional Migrant Response Plan for the Horn of Africa and Yemen appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. It is the first of such plan to be launched ever.

08 Aug 2018 description

SUMMARY

The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from field DTM implementation. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the country. It is published on monthly basis and covers the East Africa and Horn of Africa Region.

03 Aug 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• A total of 192 entries and zero exit were recorded in Dolow IDPs camps. The number of entries has been increasing due ongoing fighting in Ethiopia and also SCOPE registration in Dolow IDPs camps.

• The majority of the new arrivals this week cited lack of food as their reason for displacement (54%), insecurity (25%) and uncomfortable condition (21%).

• More than two-third of the new arrivals came from across the border, Ethiopia (75%) and nearby districts of Belet xaawo (21%) and Luuq (4%).

31 Jul 2018 description

In July, a total of 35,885 individuals were recorded in border crossing points monitored by the DTM. This represents a decrease in comparison with June 2018 when a total of 42,074 individuals were recorded. In contrast with June 2018, the great majority of flows identified (69%) were entries against 31% exits. Harirad Flow Monitoring Point, located in the Awdal region at the border with Ethiopia, recorded the highest number of entries, while the Flow Monitoring Point located in Bossaso recorded the highest number of exits.

30 Jul 2018 description

Foreword from the Regional Director

Welcome to the July edition of the UN Migration Agency Bulletin for the East and Horn of Africa.
Our region has much to celebrate after the historic breakthrough in Ethiopia and Eritrea relations. The signing of a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship by the leaders of the two countries, and the subsequent restoration of air services and phone links, we hope, will lead to the free movement of people across their borders.

27 Jul 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • A total of 96 entries and zero exit were recorded in Dolow IDP camps. This is the second week in a raw with no exit. The ongoing scope registration in both IDPs sites has contributed to the number of entries and exits this week among other reasons.

  • The majority of the new arrivals this week cited lack of food as their reason for displacement (72%), uncomfortable condition (14%) and rejoining families (14%) as their reason for entry.

20 Jul 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• A total of 141 entries and zero exit were recorded in Dolow IDPs camps. There was an increase in the number of entries this week attributed to scope registration in Dolow IDPs camps and insecurity experienced across the border in Ethiopia.

• The new arrivals this week cited the reasons for entry to the camps as insecurity (47%), lack of food (37%) and uncomfortable condition (16%).

15 Jul 2018 description

The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from field DTM implementation. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the country. It is published on monthly basis and currently covering the East and Horn of Africa Region.

06 Jul 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • A total of 115 entries and zero exit were recorded in Dolow IDPs camps this week. The number of entries recorded this week are slightly lower than last week but way above the numbers we’ve see for the last three months.

  • The majority of the new arrivals this week cited lack of food as their reason for displacement (69%), uncomfortable condition (19%) and rejoining families (12%) as their reason for entry.

02 Jul 2018 description

IOM Provides Piped Water to Uganda’s Largest Refugee Settlement

30 Jun 2018 description

The month of June saw a significant increase in the number of migrants identified, with a total of 42,074 (compared to 31,662 individuals recorded in May 2018). Unlike previous months, movements recorded in June 2018 were mostly outflows, meaning individuals exiting Somalia (80%). Movements for the month of June 2018 were mainly seasonal (26%) or caused by natural disasters (26%). Bossaso port saw a significant increase of arrivals from Yemen, from 573 individuals in May 2018 to 1,163 for this month.