Southern Africa — Monthly Flow Monitoring Registry Report (September 2023)




Period Covered
Sep 01 2023
Sep 30 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain a better understanding of population movements throughout Southern Africa. Through the setup of Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs), IOM seeks to quantify migration flows, trends and routes and to gain a better understanding of the profiles of observed individuals at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres). This report is an overview of the data collected in these FMPs from 1 to 30 September 2023.

Inter-regional migration from and within the Southern Africa is categorized along the following corridors. The Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) were set-up in several key transit locations along the corridors to track the movements of passengers:

  • Zimbabwe (Mutare) – Mozambique (Manica)
  • Zimbabwe (Chirundu) – Zambia
  • Zimbabwe – Botswana (Plumtree)
  • Zimbabwe – South Africa (Beitbridge)
  • Malawi (Mchinji) – Zambia (Mwami)
  • Malawi (Karonga) – United Republic of Tanzania
  • Malawi (Mwanza) – Mozambique (Zobue)
  • Mozambique (Ressano Garcia) – South Africa
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kasumbalesa) – Zambia

Over the reporting period a total of 67,033 movements were observed across 38 FMPs in the region. The Zimbabwe – South Africa (Beitbridge) corridor hosted the largest number of movements with 39,187 (58%), followed by the Malawi (Mwanza) – Mozambique (Zobue) corridor with 8,092 (12%) and the Zimbabwe (Chirundu) – Zambia corridor with 6,161 (9%) movements reported.