Zimbabwe — Flow Monitoring Report (October 2022)




DTM Zimbabwe, DTMzimbabwe@iom.int, DTMsupport@iom.int
Period Covered
Oct 01 2022
Oct 31 2022
  • Flow Monitoring

During the month of October 2022, a total of 44,995 movements were recorded and 3,089 migrants were interviewed across 43 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe. The total movements recorded decreased by 5% compared to the previous month. 60% of movements observed were inflows, whilst 40% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (41%), Harare (12%), and Chiredzi (8%) and the top receiving districts were Harare (22%), Beitbridge (20%) and Bulawayo (8%).

South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 37,710 (80%) followed by Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 5,139(11%) movements. Out of the 19, 959 outflows observed,  77% of were recorded along irregular crossing points compared to 38% of inflows. Most migrants chose to use formal crossing points when entering the country. The cited reasons for using informal crossing points were lack of travelling documents, proximity to intended destination and proximity to service centres such as clinics and workplaces. Migrants prefer using the formal entry points when returning to the country since there are no restrictions when returning to the country of origin and also due to the high security risks encountered when using informal crossing points. An increase in the number of outgoing migrants can be attributed to the return of migrants to their livelihood activities following the August holidays. Beitbridge Border Post, Dite and Chituripasi were the preferred exit points accounting for 34% of outflows  whilst Beitbridge border post was the preferred entry point recording 46% of inflows followed by Maroyi (5%) and Chirundu border post (5%).