Thailand — Flow Monitoring Findings: Profiles of Cambodian and Lao Nationals Crossing into Thailand (May - October 2023)




DTM Thailand,
Period Covered
May 01 2023
Oct 31 2023
  • Survey
  • Flow Monitoring Survey
  • Flow Monitoring

To gain a better understanding of the mobility dynamics and vulnerabilities of Cambodian and Lao nationals entering Thailand, IOM Thailand initiated flow monitoring activities at key points of entry (POEs) in Bueng Kan, Chanthaburi, Loei, Nong Khai, and Sa Kaeo provinces between May and October 2023 using IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) tools. Flow monitoring is designed to track the scale and characteristics of human mobility along the border, including the volume, intended destinations, reasons for movement, intended lengths of stay, and expectations about work sectors and conditions. The activity provides critical insights into current mobility dynamics on the Eastern borders with Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

FMC and FMS are conducted simultaneously at each point for one week every month. Chanthaburi, Loei, Nong Khai, and Sa Kaeo were chosen due to pre-existing information indicating that the four provinces experience a substantial volume of entries.