Monthly Summary

East Africa and Yemen, December 2014

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

In December 2014, 11,053 migrants/refugees crossed into Yemen via the Red Sea (Djibouti) and the Arabian Sea (Somaliland/Puntland), a 19% decrease compared with the number of migrants/refugees that reached Yemen in November 2014, but a 1,880% increase compared to the number of migrants/refugees that arrived in December 2013. Approximately 86% of the migrants who reached Yemen in October were of Ethiopian origin while 14% were Somali. Normally the ratio of Somalis in the new arrivals is 20 – 25 per cent of the total, so these proportions represent a noteworthy change.


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