Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (April 2023)
Apr 30 2023
- Flow Monitoring
During the month of April 2023, a total of 40,674 movements were recorded and 2,545 migrants were interviewed across 34 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 7% compared to the previous month. Sixty-three per cent of movements observed were inflows, whilst 37% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (47%), Harare (13%) and Chiredzi (7%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (52%) and Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (36%).
The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 31,656 (78%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 4,761 (12%) movements. Thirty-four per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term local movements. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 32% were going to Harare, 19% to Beitbridge and 12% to Bulawayo. Twenty-six per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were long-term economic movements whilst 26% were for family reunifications.
The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 69% short-term movements and 14% long-term economic movements. Fifty-one percent of migrants travelling to Zambia were travelling to conduct commercial activities. Of the migrants travelling to Zambia, 72% were travelling from Hurungwe, and 14% from Bulawayo.
Outgoing migrants who had departed from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (61%) and Gauteng (32%) as their intended destinations. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 38% were travelling from Limpopo, 34% from Gauteng and 11% from Lusaka.