As of 4 May, an estimated 14,529 people have arrived in Somalia and Djibouti from Yemen.
Arrivals in Djibouti
In Djibouti IOM staff report that 9,703 people arrived through boats and charter flights since 26 March. 51% of the new arrivals are transiting TCNs, 33% are Yemenis and 16% Djiboutians.
As of 6 May, IOM's Migration Response Center in Obock is hosting 87 Ethiopian migrants, who are scheduled to return to Addis Ababa with IOM in the next days.
As of 7 May, IOM Djibouti has so far assisted 171 TCNs with visa support, transfer, transit accommodation, and onward air and ground transportation.
Arrivals in Somalia
Two more boats arrived in Bosasso, Puntland, on 5 and 6 May, one carrying 832 and one carrying 26 passengers. This brings the total number of arrivals in Puntland to 3,276. IOM is providing water and biscuits/dates to arrivals at the sea port, supporting immigration with registration and, in coordination with Puntland authorities, arranging for transport of those passengers who require further assistance, and their luggage, to a transit centre. 520 individuals were transferred to the transit centre for a maximum 3 day stay for further verification and onward transportation grants. At the transit centre, IOM is supporting those in need with medical assistance and is leading in the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene activities. Two more toilets are currently being constructed by IOM, as well as laundry bays for both female and male beneficiaries and shade for the water tanks. IOM is further providing water trucking, supporting garbage collection and has engaged cleaners to preserve a hygienic environment. Further, IOM is providing fitness for travel checks to those who are traveling onward to their areas of origin. To date, IOM has supported 118 persons with onward transportation and a further 110 individuals, including both Somali nationals and third country nationals, are currently being verified for assistance.
The joint IOM-UNHCR task force is continuing its contingency and response planning, in close coordination with all Humanitarian and UN Country Team members. IOM is also closely coordinating with the Federal Government of Somalia and the Puntland and Somaliland authorities to continue planning for evacuations of Somali nationals from Yemen.