Population Mobility Monitoring - SA KAEO Province (October 2022)
Oct 31 2022
- Flow Monitoring
To better understand health and screening capacities in Thailand, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), with support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is implementing Population Mobility Monitoring (PMM) along the Lao-Thai and Cambodia-Thai borders. Border provinces selected for data collection include Nong Khai (Lao-Thai) and Sa Kaeo and Chanthaburi (Cambodia-Thai). The following report focuses on Sa Kaeo. The participatory mapping exercise (Phase I) in Sa Kaeo took place in August 2022. IOM’s DTM team began by identifying GPS coordinates of various POEs and congregation points in the province and plotting these locations on a map. Three focus group discussions with key informants were then organized to identify which of the mapped POEs and congregation points are the most significant. Site observation (Phase II) was conducted in October 2022. A mixed method approach using both direct observation and key informant interviews was used to implement site observation. The following report is an overview of the site observation data with insights from key informant input. Estimates of flows at the identified POEs have been verified by a complimentary flow counting activity.