"Surviving the Deadly Eastern Migration Route" is a poignant and eye-opening documentary film that delves into the harrowing journey of migrants traveling from Ethiopia to the Gulf states through the treacherous eastern migration route.
Join us on this compelling cinematic journey as we follow the stories of courageous individuals who face unimaginable risks, driven by their desperate pursuit of better opportunities.
Since 2019, over 280,000 migrants have taken on this treacherous route, and this documentary film sheds light on the underlying factors driving their migration. Economic instability, conflicts, and the devastating impact of climate events like prolonged droughts serve as powerful catalysts for their desperate journey. Somalia emerges as a crucial transit country, where migrants often rely on smugglers to navigate treacherous borders and checkpoints.
Collaborating with the Somali government and humanitarian partners, IOM provides vital protection and assistance to migrants through migrant response centers strategically positioned throughout Somalia.
Witness the impactful work of these centers, offering safe spaces and support for pregnant women and those who have experienced trauma during their migration.
The film also emphasizes the urgent need for increased funding. With reduced support over the years, migrant response centers face the risk of closure, leaving hundreds of thousands of migrants without access to life-saving assistance. The potential disruption of humanitarian aid and protection interventions exposes them to heightened risks, including violence, abuse, and exploitation.
Join us as we unveil the realities faced by migrants on the deadly eastern migration route and discover how IOM through its regional Migrant Response Plan (MRP) for the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Southern Africa plays a crucial role in supporting these individuals.