East And Horn of Africa — Monthly Regional Snapshot (July 2020)

DTM Regional Office Nairobi, DTMRONairobi@iom.int
Period Covered
Jul 01 2020 -
Jul 31 2020
  • Other
  • Survey
  • Registration
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Mobility Tracking


As of July 2020, DTM in the region tracked 6.3M Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 2.9M Returnees, as reported during the latest round of DTM assessments for each country, or through secondary data sources. The figures of IDPs and returnees for Ethiopia are as of Round 21 (Feb 2020), and the figures for South Sudan are as of Round 8 (Mar 2020). The IDP figure for Burundi is as of Round 53 (June 2020). Displacement figures for Kenya and Uganda were reported as of December 2019. While DTM coverage is being expanded in Somalia, the IDP figure indicated on this map is the most up-to-date data available shared by the Information Management Working Group - Technical Working Group (IMWG-TWG) and endorsed by the National Commission for Refugees and IDPs (NCRI) in Somalia, as of February 2018.

There was a 26% decrease in overall movements in July as compared to June; the overall movements, however, represented a decrease of 71% as compared to July of 2019. The movements continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arrivals to Yemen also decreased by 43%, as compared to June, and 94% as compared to July 2019. A significant proportion of movements tracked in July consisted of stranded migrants, or movements within the country (9%). A total of 504 migration movements were tracked along entry locations into Djibouti, which is much higher than the 15 tracked in June as borders opened in the latter half of the month. An additional 4,846 movements, all Ethiopians, were tracked at FMPs along the border into Somalia, travelling eastward. 579 migrant arrivals from Djibouti (257) and Somalia (322) were tracked in Yemen during this month; this represents a 43% decrease from June 2020.

  • COVID19