Monthly Summary

East Africa and Yemen, August 2014

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

In August 2014, 10,483 migrants/refugees crossed into Yemen via the Red Sea (Djibouti) and the Arabian Sea (Somaliland/Puntland), a 60% increase compared with the number of migrants/refugees that reached Yemen in July 2014, and a 253% increase compared to the number of migrants/refugees that arrived in August 2013. Approximately 77% of the migrants who reached Yemen in August were of Ethiopian origin while the rest were Somali, maintaining the arrival ratio between the two groups that has existed for the last 3 years.