Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (November 2022)




DTM Zimbabwe, DTMzimbabwe@iom.int, DTMsupport@iom.int
Period Covered
Nov 01 2022
Nov 30 2022
  • Flow Monitoring

During the month of November 2022, a total of 48,755 movements were recorded and 3,245 migrants were interviewed across 33 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded increased by 8% compared to the previous month. 61% of movements observed were inflows, whilst 39% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (43%), Harare (13%), and Masvingo (6%).

The South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 38,422 (79%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 6,144 (13%) movements. Thirty-four per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term local movements. These are characterized by movements of less than 6 months of people travelling to conduct commercial activities, travelling to access services and daily regular commuting. Twenty-six per cent of movements along the South Africa- Zimbabwe corridor were family reunifications, and 24% were long-term economic movements. The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of  72% short-term movements, and 16% long-term economic movements. Forty-four per cent of movements along the Botswana-Zimbabwe corridor were long-term economic movements. Sixty per cent of long-term economic movements were outflows while fifty-six of short-term local movements were inflows. The reporting period has generally been characterized by an increase in movements as a result of the approaching holiday seasons. Movements are predominantly for family reunification and travellers conducting commercial activities in anticipation for the December holiday season.