In August 2022, a total of 27,005 movements were observed across five of Ethiopia's flow monitoring points (FMPs). This represents an 11% increase in daily average movements in comparison with July 2022 when an average of 784 movements per day were observed.
Outgoing movements during August have continued to be higher (82.3%) than incoming movements (17.7%). A total of 22,231 outgoing movements were observed of which 10,026 (45.1%) were heading towards Saudi Arabia, 2,928 (13.2%) were going to Djibouti, 1,783 (8%) were travelling towards Kenya, 1,602 (7.2%) to Yemen, 1,455 (6.5%) intended to reach Somalia, 993 (4.5%) headed to the United Arab Emirates, and 870 (3.9%) to Sudan while remaining movements were travelling to several Southern Africa, Middle Eastern, European and North American countries.
At the same time, 4,774 incoming movements were observed, of which 1,784 (37.4%) had originated from Sudan, while 1,327 (27.8%) came from Djibouti, 894 (18.7%) from Kenya, 546 (11.4%) movements from Somalia, 196 (4.1%) from Yemen and the remaining from United Republic of Tanzania and South Sudan. Almost all of these were Ethiopian nationals who were likely returning home.