Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (February 2023)
Feb 28 2023
- Flow Monitoring
During the month of February 2023, a total of 42,264 movements were recorded and 2,957 migrants were interviewed across 34 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 5% compared to the previous month. 62% of movements observed were inflows, whilst 38% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (48%), Harare (11%) and Masvingo (7%). Matabeleland South recorded the highest number of outflows (52%) and Harare recorded the highest number of inflows (22%).
The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 32,902 (78%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 5,628 (13%) movements. Thirty-two per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term local movements. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 16% were travelling to Harare, 14% to Beitbridge and 6% to Bulawayo. Twenty-eight per cent of movements along the South Africa- Zimbabwe corridor were long-term economic movements, and 25% were family reunifications. Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 69% short-term movements, and 15% long-term economic movements. Of the migrants travelling to Zambia, 77% were travelling from Harare and 8% from Kariba. Forty-nine percent of migrants travelling to Zambia were going to conduct commercial activities.
Outgoing migrants who had departed from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (42%) and Gauteng (14%) as their intended destinations. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 35% were travelling from Lusaka and 28% from Gauteng.