Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (April 2024)




DTM Zimbabwe, DTMzimbabwe@iom.int, DTMsupport@iom.int
Period Covered
Apr 01 2024
Apr 30 2024
  • Flow Monitoring


During the reporting period, a total of 55,495 movements were recorded and 2,122 migrants were interviewed across 20 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 5% compared to the previous month. Sixty-five per cent of movements observed were inflows, whilst 35% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (59%), Harare (9%) and Chiredzi (9%), whilst the top three receiving districts were Harare (39%), Bulawayo (14%) and Beitbridge (13%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (59%) whilst Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (40%).

The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 50,680 (91%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 4,815 (9%) movements. Fifty-four per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term movements, 22% were long-term economic movements whilst 21% were family reunification movements. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 34% travelled to Harare, 16% to Beitbridge and 14% were headed to Bulawayo.

The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 54% short-term movements, 24% long-term economic movements and 21% family reunification movements. Of the migrants travelling from Zambia, 68% were travelling to Harare, 16% to Hurungwe and 8% to Bulawayo.

Migrants travelling from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (76%) and Gauteng, South Africa (21%) as their intended destination. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 54% were travelling from Gauteng (South Africa) whilst 24% were travelling from Lusaka province in Zambia.