Somalia — Border Point Flow Monitoring (February 2019)
In February 2019, a total of 18,236 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a significant decrease in comparison with January 2019 when 23,396 movements were observed. Specifically, five FMPs recorded a decrease in movements (Bossaso, Buuhoodle, Cabudwaaq Harirad, and Lowyacado) while two FMPs (Dollow and Dhobley) saw an increase in movements. Decrease in movements observed this month is likely due to a relative stability and security improvements in the Somali region of Ethiopia, as well as increased interventions aimed at weakening trafficking and smuggling networks in northern Somalia. Similarly to January 2019, the majority of flows identified (54%) were incoming against 46% outgoing. Unlike for previous months, Buuhoodle Flow Monitoring Point (Togdheer region at the border with Ethiopia) recorded the highest levels of incoming flows for February, while Bossaso continued to record the highest number of outgoing flows. Migrants identified were mostly Somali (62%), Ethiopian (34%), and Djiboutian (3%).