The East and Horn of Africa region remains highly mobile. In 2019, most migration was observed along the Eastern route (63%), followed by the Horn of Africa route (33%), the Northern route (2%) and the Southern route (2%). The Southern Route is believed to be, in reality, significantly more travelled than the figures suggest, but due to limited data capacity along this route, movements are largely unmonitored.

To inform policy actors and provide practitioners and other stakeholders with strategic and evidence-based data on migration, the Regional Data Hub developed a research strategy along the three main migratory routes in the East and Horn of Africa region.


A map of migration routes


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Note: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the International Organization for Migration.