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UNHCR Somalia | Cross-border movements, refugee and IDP returns recorded by the Protection & Return Monitoring Network (1-31 October 2015)



PRMN is a UNHCR-led trend analysis project that aims to monitor movements of displaced populations into and within Somalia. On behalf of UNHCR, NRC and 37 local partners in the field in Somalia (South Central regions, Puntland and Somaliland) are collecting data through interviews with refugee and IDP returnees, and with IDPs and host communities conducted at strategic locations along travel routes. Reports are verified and published by UNHCR to broaden insight into movement trends for analytical and programmatic purposes.

Cross-border movement

A total of 1,094 people crossed the border into Somalia during this reporting period. According to PRMN interviews, Juba Hoose region reported return of 657 refugees from Kenya. Afmadow (331), Badhaadhe (102), Jamaame (219) and Kismaayo (5) districts. Other regions receiving persons crossing the border into Somalia included Gedo (366), Juba Dhexe (12), Mudug (7) and Woqooyi Galbeed (52).

Refugee Returns

During this reporting period, 1,094 returnees were interviewed during their return journeys from neighboring countries in the region. The refugee returns included 27 from Djibouti, Ethiopia (344), Kenya (710), Saudi Arabia (6) and Yemen (7).

IDP Returns

This reporting period, 42 internally displaced persons were interviewed as they returned to their villages of origin from other parts of Somalia. The districts which recorded IDP returns were Luuq (12), Rab Dhuure (10),
Wadajir (15), Xamar Jabjab (4) and Xamar Weyne (1).