Monthly Summary

East Africa and Yemen, January 2015

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2015 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

In January, an estimated number of 8,755 migrant/refugees from the Horn of Africa reportedly crossed the Red Sea (Djibouti) and the Arabian Sea (Bossasso) and reached the Yemeni coasts; 1,177 females (13% of total migrants) made the crossing. This represents an almost 2 percent decrease in arrivals from December 2014. The minor change in volume between December and January is typical in recent years.