During the month of September 2022, a total of 47,210 movements were recorded and 3,251 migrants were interviewed across 43 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded increased by 11% compared to the previous month. 58% of movements observed were inflows, whilst 42% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (39%), Harare (11%), and Masvingo (10%) and the top receiving districts were Beitbridge (21%), Harare (21%) and Hurungwe (7%).
South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 37,710 (80%) followed by Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 5,139(11%) movements. Out of the 19,959 outflows observed, 77% of were recorded along irregular crossing points compared to 38% of inflows. Most migrants chose to use formal crossing points when entering the country. The cited reasons for using informal crossing points were lack of travelling documents, proximity to intended destination and proximity to service centres such as clinics and workplaces. Migrants prefer using the formal entry points when returning to the country since there are no restrictions when returning to the country of origin and also due to the high security risks encountered when using informal crossing points. An increase in the number of outgoing migrants can be attributed to the return of migrants to their livelihood activities following the August holidays. Beitbridge Border Post, Dite and Chituripasi were the preferred exit points accounting for 34% of outflows whilst Beitbridge border post was the preferred entry point recording 46% of inflows followed by Maroyi (5%) and Chirundu border post (5%).