Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (July 2023)




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

During the month of July 2023, a total of 45,194 movements were recorded and 3,186 migrants were interviewed across 41 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 5% compared to the previous month. Sixty-four per cent of movements observed were inflows, whilst 36% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (48%), Harare (14%) and Chiredzi (6%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (53%) whilst Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (35%).

The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 37,110 (82%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 5,108 (11%) movements. Forty-two per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term movements, 25% were long-term economic movements whilst 17% were for family reunification. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 31% were going to Harare, 22% to Beitbridge and 7% to Bulawayo.

The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 59% short-term movements, 23% family reunification movements and 18% long-term movements. Of the migrants travelling to Zambia, 85% were travelling from Harare, 6% from Bulawayo and 4% from Karoi.

Migrants travelling from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (68%) and Gauteng (22%) as their intended destinations. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 44% were travelling from Gauteng, 24% from Lusaka and 16% from Western Cape.