Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (August 2023)




DTM Zimbabwe, DTMzimbabwe@iom.int, DTMsupport@iom.int
Period Covered
Aug 01 2023
Aug 31 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

During the month of August 2023, a total of 52,184 movements were recorded and 3,363 migrants were interviewed across 37 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded increased by 15% compared to the previous month. Seventy per cent of movements observed were inflows, whilst 30% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (49%), Harare (14%) and Chiredzi (6%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (55%) whilst Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (31%).

The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 42,394 (81%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 5,764 (11%) movements. Forty-seven per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term movements, 20% were long-term economic movements whilst 18% were for family reunification. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 31% were going to Harare, 21% to Beitbridge and 7% to Bulawayo.

The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 58% short-term movements, 22% long-term movements and 20% family reunification movements. Of the migrants travelling to Zambia, 90% were travelling from Harare, 4% from Karoi and 4% from Bulawayo.

Migrants travelling from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (68%), Gauteng (22%), and Francistown (3%) as their intended destinations. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 39% were travelling from Gauteng, 24% from Lusaka, and 11% from the Western Cape.