Monthly Summary

East Africa and Yemen, October 2014

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

In October 2014, 10,403 migrants/refugees crossed into Yemen via the Red Sea (Djibouti) and the Arabian Sea (Somaliland/Puntland), an18% decrease compared with the number of migrants/refugees that reached Yemen in September 2014, and a 119% increase compared to the number of migrants/refugees that arrived in October 2013. Approximately 75% of the migrants who reached Yemen in October were of Ethiopian origin while the rest were Somali, maintaining the approximate arrival ratio between the two groups that has existed for the last 3 years.

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