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.