Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (May 2023)




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

During the month of May 2023, a total of 48,360 movements were recorded and 3,712 migrants were interviewed across 34 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded increased by 19% compared to the previous month. Sixty-three per cent of movements observed were inflows, whilst 37% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (44%), Harare (14%) and Chiredzi (6%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (49%) and Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (26%).

The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 36,669 (76%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 6,200 (13%) movements. Thirty-two per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were family reunification movements. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 30% were going to Harare, 18% to Beitbridge and 10% to Bulawayo. Twenty-nine per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term local movements whilst 28% were long-term economic movements.

The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 67% short-term movements, 16% long-term economic movements and 14% family reunification movements.  Fifty-two percent of migrants travelling to Zambia were travelling to conduct commercial activities. Of the migrants travelling to Zambia, 72% were travelling from Hurungwe whilst 14% were from Bulawayo.

Migrants travelling from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo (61%) and Gauteng (32%) as their intended destinations. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 38% were travelling from Limpopo, 34% from Gauteng and 11% from Lusaka.