Flow Monitoring Survey Dashboard (March – June 2021)
Jun 30 2021
- Flow Monitoring
This dashboard compiles flow monitoring survey (FMS) data collected in Lesotho between March and June 2021 and provides an analysis of migrants’ demographic and socio-economic profiles, including education and employment backgrounds; reasons for leaving their country of origin or habitual residence; future travel intentions; awareness of the COVID-19 outbreak; and challenges faced as a result of it.
In addition, the revised FMS form has also been enhanced with labour mobility and human development (LHD) indicators with a particular focus on the migrants’ highest level of educational qualification achieved and main subject areas, their employment status before migrating, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on remittances.
Majority of migrants interviewed are from Lekhalong in Mafeteng district and most of them are Basotho. During this four months (March to June), a total of 777 surveys were conducted in four districts, Basotho (715), South Africa (52) and Others (10). Most of the respondents were adult males (52%) and female (48%). Most respondents displayed awareness of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (99%). Most of respondents from Lesotho where originary from Mohaleshoek, representing 43% per cent, followed by respondents from Mafeteng (39%),followed by Qacha’s Neck (10% and Quthing (8%)