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.

Mediawatch

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.

 

 

 

Statistics at a Glance

New Arrivals along Yemen’s coast*

Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden

Total arrival in 2014

37,971

Total arrival in 2015

31,512

Yemen Displacements

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

Total refugees, asylum seekers and migrants as at 9 August 2015

50,666

IDPs as at 5 August 2015

1,267,590

Refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya**

Somali

Nairobi Population as at 1 August 2015

32,930

Total population in Kenya as of

1 August 

2015

421,626

Ethiopian

Nairobi population as at 1 August 2015

8,375

Total population in Kenya as of May 2015

 30,914

Refugees in Djibouti

Somali

 

 

Ethiopian

2015 February

 

 

2015 February

11,700

 

 

479

Total population in Djibouti as of February

2015 

12,431

Refugees in Ethiopia

Somali

 

 

South Sudanese

2015 July

 

 

 

2015 July

247,706

 

 

 

281,514

Total population in Ethiopia as of July

2015 

705,122

IDPs in Somalia***

Displaced 

-

Estimated total

1,106,000

*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.

**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.