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

DTM Regional Office Nairobi, DTMRONairobi@iom.int
East Africa and the Horn of Africa
Period Covered
Jun 01 2020 -
Jun 30 2020
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Migrants presence
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Points of Entry (PoE)


As of June 2020, DTM in the region tracked 6.3M Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 2.9M Returnees, as reported during the last 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 12% decrease in overall movements in June as compared to May; the overall movements however represented a decrease of 61% as compared to June of 2019. The movements continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arrivals to Yemen also decreased by 16%, as compared to May, and 90% as compared to June 2019. A significant proportion of movements tracked in June consisted of stranded migrants, or nationals moving within the country (9%). Only 15 migration movements were tracked along entry locations into Djibouti, although for the first time, 259 Yemeni nationals returning home from Djibouti were tracked upon arrival in Yemen. In Somalia, 5,486 movements, mostly Ethiopians, were tracked at FMPs along the border into Somalia, travelling eastward, while 749 migrant arrivals from Somalia were tracked in Yemen during this month; this represents a 35% decrease from May 2020.

  • COVID19