Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan
Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan

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35,200 Individuals
Arrivals from Yemen by Country
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Total Arrivals from Yemen in the Region


Last Updated 31 Mar 2017

Source - UNHCR

  Arrivals from Yemen by Country

Population of Concern



















The arrival figures into Oman have recently increased after receiving additional information from Oman. The figures on arrivals to Oman and KSA are currently being verified by UNHCR.

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  Arrivals from Yemen by Country of Origin

  Population Breakdown by Receiving Country


While the situation inside Yemen remains unpredictable, the rate of new arrivals from Yemen to the Horn of Africa has slowed significantly in 2016.
01 Sep 2016
As of 01 March 2016, 173,197 individuals from Yemen have arrived into the region, including 82,317 into the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia & Sudan)
01 Mar 2016
Data on sea arrivals in Yemen show that despite the ongoing conflict some 92,446 people arrived in Yemen by boat in 2015. This is one of the highest annual totals of the past decade. A full two thirds arrived since March 2015 when the conflict began.
25 Jan 2016
Both UNHCR and IOM co-leads of the RRMRP undertook a joint mission to Riyadh on 15 December, to meet with the Managing Director of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. KSC reaffirmed their interest in funding the Somalia proposal targeting the return, reception and integration of 20,000 Somalis from Yemen, at the request of the FGoS through its ambassador in Riyadh.
21 Dec 2015
UN, IOM and NGO regional agencies, along with the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, met together in Nairobi on 9 December to review lessons learnt from the regional approach in 2015, share updates on the Gulf of Aden strategy and discuss ongoing scenario planning.
14 Dec 2015

  Stories from the field

Walking and collecting, Yemeni keeps hopes alive in exile
UNHCR, 23 Mar 2016
MARKAZI CAMP, Djibouti, March 23 (UNHCR) – Before the war forced him to flee his home, Abdillahi Bashraheel had two hobbies: he was a long-distance walker, and a coin collector. The first was a habit he fell into when he was a young roads surveyor in rural Yemen, tramping for hours in the heat ...
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Asylum through the eyes of Fatuma, aged two
UNHCR, 01 Dec 2015
Two-and-a-half-year-old Fatuma lives with parents, two brothers, grandmother and auntie in a bare one-bedroom apartment in Djibouti city. They left Yemen in March to escape the war, landing in Obock and later moving to Djibouti city so that Fatuma’s brother Abdulaziz, who is gravely ill, could be ...
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Yemeni refugees seek shelter in Djibouti (Photo Essay)
Oualid Khelifi, Al Jazeera, 14 Nov 2015
Markazi refugee camp, Djibouti - As fighting intensifies in Yemen, over 120,000 people have fled since April. Around 30,000 of those have sought safety across the Gulf of Aden in Djibouti. Since late September, the population of Markazi camp near the Djiboutian coastal town of Obock has quadruple...
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The fate of Yemenis in Djibouti city
UNHCR, 01 Nov 2015
In Djibouti city, Yemenis who have fled the war in their country live in limbo. Should they remain in Djibouti, uncertain of the future, searching for ever-elusive jobs? Seek to resettle in another country? Or return to Yemen? UNHCR spoke to a group of them. According to the International Organiz...
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