With conditions improving in some parts of the country, Somali refugees continue to return from countries of asylum. UNHCR statistics indicate that over 121,000 people have voluntarily returned from ten countries of asylum since 2014. The countries include Kenya, Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Tunisia and Eritrea. As of September 2018, UNHCR has registered 31,991 refugees and asylum seekers in Somalia. Most people seeking asylum in Somalia are from Ethiopia and Yemen.
In September, 59,000 new displacements within Somalia were monitored by the UNHCR-led PRMN, over half of whom came to Banadir from Lower Shabelle due to conflict. In 2018 so far, PRMN has monitored 756,000 internal displacements due to conflicts, floods and drought. As of 30 September, there are estimated to be 2.6 million internally displaced people in Somalia.