A Region on the Move — Mid-year mobility overview (January to June 2021)

Contact
DTM Regional Office Nairobi, DTMRONairobi@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Period Covered
Jan 01 2021
Jun 30 2021
Activity
  • Other
  • Survey
  • Registration
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Mobility Tracking

Summary

 More than one year into the pandemic, the health, mobility and socio-economic effects of COVID-19 remain burdensome for the East and Horn of Africa region and a transition to normalcy still seems far from now. The mid-2021 edition of 'A Region on the Move' provides an overview of the main population movement trends that affected the region in the first half of 2021, while highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on mobility, public health systems, communities' livelihoods and the region's economy. By the end of June 2021, the region was home to 9.4M IDPs and 3.6M refugees and asylum-seekers, and over 820,000 movements were tracked through DTM's regional flow monitoring networks from January to June 2021.