Monthly Summary

East Africa and Yemen, January 2014

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

In January 2014, an estimated 405 migrants/refugees arrived on Yemen’s shores via Djibouti, a 39% increase from arrivals in December 2013, and a 94% average decrease from the migrants/refugees that arrived in January 2013 and 2012. Somali arrivals in Djibouti continue to decrease perhaps due to an improved security environment in their country of origin. Information on the ongoing mass removal of undocumented labour migrants from Saudi Arabia may also have reached migrants/refugees intending to travel east to Yemen and then north into Saudi Arabia.