Regional Mixed Migration Monthly Summaries

The RMMS compiles a summary each month of all relevant movement with statistics, where known, as well as descriptions of political events and policy changes affecting mixed migration in the region. Monthly summaries are available from 2011.




Trend Analysis

The RMMS tracks the latest trends in terms of political context, national policy and data that have an impact on mixed migration flows within and out of the region. This section offers quarterly trend analysis as well as end of year summaries.


National, regional and international press cover different aspects of news relating to smuggling, trafficking, refugees and economic migrants in the region. This section offers a monthly review of all articles relevant to mixed migration in the news with easy links to the original presentation.

RMMS Research Initiatives

Research is one of the central pillars of the work of RMMS. This section lists the current and anticipated areas of research as well as past publications. RMMS research projects are also reported under the Publications section of this website.

Featured Articles

As part of its analysis and advocacy work the RMMS regularly offers featured articles on important contemporary mixed migration issues. This section presents the archives of past and present articles relating to mixed migration in the region and beyond.

Film & Documentaries

Any film record, news clip or documentary relating to mixed migration relevant to the Horn of Africa and Yemen region is listed in this section, offering the viewer an archive listing (with links) of past and present films.

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Statistics at a Glance

New Arrivals along Yemen’s coast*

Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden

Total arrival in 2014


Total arrival in 2015


Yemen Displacements

Arrivals in the Horn of Africa (Djibouti and Somalia (Somaliland, Puntland and South Central))

Total refugees, asylum seekers and migrants as at 14 September 2015


IDPs as at 10 September 2015


Refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya**


Nairobi Population as at 1 August 2015


Total population in Kenya as of

31 August 




Nairobi population as at 1 August 2015


Total population in Kenya as of August 2015


Refugees in Djibouti





2015 February



2015 February





Total population in Djibouti as of February



Refugees in Ethiopia




South Sudanese

2015 July




2015 July






Total population in Ethiopia as of July



IDPs in Somalia***



Estimated total


*Arrival figures are between the months of January and July. Following the outbreak of conflict in Yemen on 23rd March 2015, monitoring activities along the Red Sea and Arabian Sea coasts have been considerably affected, with a majority of monitoring exercise suspended. The data presented therefore is not conclusive on the actual number of arrivals during this period. It is likely that the actual number of arrivals are higher.

**Source UNHCR. As at 1st August 2015, there were officially 55,351 refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi (including Somali, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Eritrean, Ugandan, Rwandan, Burundian and Congolese nationals). Unofficially the figure is estimated to be much higher. 

***Source UNHCR. As at June 2015, it is estimated that over 1.1 million persons were displaced in Somalia. The breakdown was as follows: 84,000 in Somaliland, 129,000 in Puntland and 893,000 in South Central Somalia.