Thailand — Flow Monitoring Surveys: Profiles of Myanmar nationals crossing into Thailand (January - June 2023)
Jun 30 2023
- Flow Monitoring
To gain a better understanding of the mobility dynamics and vulnerabilities of Myanmar nationals entering Thailand, IOM Thailand’s initiated flow monitoring activities at key points of entry (POEs) in Tak and Ranong provinces at the beginning of 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 in the context of the socio-economic and security situation in Myanmar following the military takeover in February 2021.
FMC and FMS are conducted simultaneously at each point for one week every month. Tak and Ranong were chosen due to preexisting information indicating that the two provinces experience a substantial volume of entries.
From January to June 2023, IOM MDRU interviewed a total of 3,091 incoming Myanmar nationals to Thailand, with 1,179 interviewed in Tak province and 1,912 in Ranong province.