Relationships in Transit: - MMC Research Report, December 2022
22 December 2022
In 2020,4 just 37,535 arrivals were recorded in Yemen and 27,693 in 2021.5 As of June 2022, the number of arrivals in Yemen have already exceeded the figures from 2020 and 2021 at 28,092, though still far from the rates observed prior to the pandemic, suggesting an easing of the aforementioned barriers to movement and, perhaps, some signs of the broader migration impacts of the severe drought impa. [...] 13% of these movements were observed in the coastal town of Obock, representing the main transit and entry point in the country for migrants going to and returning from the Gulf.14 In 2021, Obock constituted the main departure point for people crossing the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, as opposed to earlier years when Bossaso (Somalia) was cited as the main location of departure.15 Additionally, Tadjoura. [...] In the Somaliland region, the data collection strategy was reviewed and cleared by NDRA, resulting in slight modifications to the Relationships in Transit: Local communities’ interactions with transiting migrants along the Eastern Route in Djibouti and the Somaliland region 13 survey.28 Moreover, the targeted neighbourhoods in Hargeisa were more residential and less commercial in nature, which lik. [...] Types of interactions between local communities and transiting migrants This section zooms in on the interactions between local communities and transiting migrants to gain a better understanding of dynamics between the two groups in selected locations of transit in Djibouti and the Somaliland region. [...] Local communities’ perceptions of the impact of migration and transiting migrants Having explored the various types of interactions between local community members and transiting migrants in Section 5, Section 6 outlines the perceptions that local communities in Djibouti and the Somaliland region have of the impact of migration and specifically of transiting migrants on their communities, and the.