Somalia + 5 more

UNHCR Somalia | Cross-border movements, refugee and IDP returns recorded by the Protection & Return Monitoring Network (1-31 January 2016)


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.

IDP Returns

This reporting period, 778 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 Balcad (391), Rab Dhuure (78), Baydhaba (76), Tayeeglow (66), Marka (49), Wanla Weyn (41), Waajid (40), Qoryooley (23) and Kismaayo (14).

Cross-border movement

A total of 1,038 people crossed the border into Somalia during this reporting period. According to PRMN interviews, Jamaame reported 273 cross border movements. Afmadow (162), Badhaadhe (125), Baydhaba (105), Doolow (105), Bu'aale (79), Hargeysa (68), Bossaso (39), Belet Xaawo (22),
Luuq (18), Ceel Waaq (17), Baardheere (14) and Jilib (11).

Refugee Returns

During this reporting period, 1,067 returnees were interviewed during their return journeys from neighboring countries in the region. The refugee returns included 816 from Kenya, Ethiopia (152), Yemen (39), Djibouti (31) and Saudi Arabia (29).