In September 2021, a total of 20,910 movements were observed across five of Ethiopia's flow monitoring points (FMPs). It should be noted that data collection at Humera Flow Monitoring Point in Tigray region did not take place due to security and access constraints, thus affecting the total number of movements for the month. This represents an 8.9% decrease in daily average movements in comparison with August 2021 when an average of 765 movements per day were observed.
Despite the decrease in movements this month, outgoing movements during September have continued to be higher than ever (85.3%) than incoming movements (14.7%). The percentage of outgoing versus incoming movements has continued to climb even above the proportions observed prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ethiopia. A total of 17,828 outgoing movements were observed of which 8,991 (50.4%) were heading towards Saudi Arabia, 2,634 (14.8%) were going to Djibouti, 2,043 (11.5%) were travelling towards Kenya, 854 (4.8%) to South Africa, 674 (3.8%) intended to reach the United Arab Emirates, and 407(2.3%) headed to Qatar.