Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (January 2023)




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Period Covered
Jan 01 2023
Jan 31 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

January 2023 recorded a total of 44,328 movements and 2,973 migrants were interviewed across 33 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 18% compared to the previous month. 51% of movements observed were outflows, whilst 49% were inflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (38%), Harare (14%), and Chiredzi (9%).

The period is characterised by increased outflows as migrants return to their places of usual residence after the December festive season. Matabeleland South recorded the highest number of outflows (32%)  and inflows (27%). 34, 857 movements were recorded along the Zimbabwe-South Africa corridor. Of the migrants surveyed who indicated that Limpopo was their place of usual residence, 43% highlighted Beitbridge district as their intended destination. Outgoing migrants who had departed from Matabeleland South highlighted Vhembe district in Limpopo province as their intended destination. Most migrants (51%) indicated they were travelling to Vhembe district to conduct commercial activities. 

The Zimbabwe – Zambia corridor recorded a total of 4,901 movements. From the surveys, conducted migrants indicated that they were travelling mainly to conduct commercial activities with  Lusaka province (43%) being their intended destination. Migrant inflows from Zambia highlighted Karoi (45%) as their intended destination. Migrants surveyed along the Zimbabwe – Mozambique corridor indicated Chipinge (18%) as their intended destination and were travelling to access services.