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 Yemenbs 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 31 December 2015


IDPs as at 31 December 2015


Refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya**


Nairobi Population as at 31 January 2016


Total population in Kenya as of 31 January 2016



Nairobi population as at 31 January 2016


Total population in Kenya as of 31 January 2016


Refugees in Djibouti





March 2015



March 2015





Total population in Djibouti as of March 2015


Refugees in Ethiopia




South Sudanese

December 2015




December 2015






Total population in Ethiopia as of December 2015 


IDPs in Somalia***



Estimated total


*Source UNHCR Arrival figures are between the months of January and December 2015. An analysis of arrival data reveals a shift in landing sites in Yemen, with majority (85%) of arrivals in 2015 being recorded on Arabian Sea shores. Since the outbreak of conflict in Yemen on 23rd March 2015, some of the intense conflict has been registered along the Red Sea coast which may give some insight into the declining number of arrivals on that route.
**Source UNHCR. As at 15 December 2015, there were officially 62,892 refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi (including Somali, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Ethiopia, Eritrean, Ugandan, Rwandan, Burundian and Congolese nationals). Unofficially the figure is estimated to be much higher. 

***Source UNHCR. As at December 2015, it is estimated that over 1.1 million persons were displaced in Somalia (Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia).