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2nd quarter regional trends analysis prepared

2nd quarter regional trends analysis prepared

The Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat has published is analysis of the 2nd quarter migration trends.

In the second quarter of 2013, a total of 16,948 migrants/refugees both Somali and non-Somali crossed the Arabian Sea and Red Sea to Yemen. This new arrival figure is 25% lower than the same period in the year 2012 and 42% lower than the first quarter of 2013. In terms of proportion, non-Somalis (mostly Ethiopians) continue to dominate the flow with the proportion of Somalis significantly decreasing. During this quarter, an estimated 81% of the new arrivals were Ethiopians while 19% represented refugees/migrants of Somali origin. Port Obock, in Djibouti remains the main departure point. Raids in April led to the release of over 2,000 migrants/refugees kidnapped/abducted for ransom in Yemen.

For the full analysis click here.

 

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