DTM Yemen - Flow Monitoring Datasets -January 2022

DTM Yemen, iomyemendtm@iom.int
Period Covered
Jan 01 2022 -
Jan 31 2022
  • Flow Monitoring Survey
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Mobility Tracking


IOM Yemen DTM’s Flow Monitoring Registry (FMR) monitors migrant arrival on the southern coastal border and Yemeni return locations on Yemen's northern border with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Enumerators placed at Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) record arrivals of migrants and returning Yemeni nationals in order to identify different patterns of migration, and to provide quantitative estimates to help define the population of irregular migrants entering the country. FMR is not representative of all flows in Yemen and should be understood as only indicative of migration trends of the unknown total number of migrants arriving in Yemen at FMPs during the time frame indicated. Access constraints limit the ability to collect data at some migrant arrival points. In January 2022, IOM Yemen DTM recorded 5,940 migrants entering Yemen, compared to 3,690 migrants in December 2021. The increase in the number of migrants in January 2022 compared to December 2021 is likely due to improved weather conditions and the deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia. Moreover, DTM recorded 5,760 Yemeni returns from KSA during the month of January 2022, compared to 5,836 in December and 5,802 Yemenis in November 2021. The migrant caseload was 85 per cent Ethiopian, and 15 per cent Somali. The migrants are predominantly male (68%), with (22%) women, seven per cent boys and three per cent girls also among the travelers.