Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (June 2023)




DTM Zimbabwe, DTMzimbabwe@iom.int, DTMsupport@iom.int
Period Covered
Jun 01 2023
Jun 30 2023
  • Flow Monitoring

During the month of June 2023, a total of 47,799 movements were recorded and 3,337 migrants were interviewed across 41 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 1% 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 (47%), Harare (14%) and Chiredzi (7%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (52%) and Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (36%).

The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 37,308 (78%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 5,754 (12%) movements. Thirty-four per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were family reunification movements,  32% were short-term local movements whilst 25% were long-term economic movements. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 32% were going to Harare, 23% to Beitbridge and 10% to Bulawayo. Migrants travelling from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (69%) and Gauteng (23%) as their intended destinations. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 39% were travelling from Gauteng, 25% from Lusaka and 13% from Western Cape.

The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 69% short-term movements, 17% long-term economic movements and 13% family reunification movements.  Fifty-five percent of migrants travelling to Zambia were travelling to conduct commercial activities whilst 15% were going to access services. Of the migrants travelling to Zambia, 79% were travelling from Harare, 5% from Bulawayo and 5% from Kariba.