In Thailand, DTM has been in use since 2018 to gather data and disseminate information on mobility patterns, needs, protection risks and vulnerabilities of mobile populations. Since its activation, DTM has played a critical role in generating information that is used by IOM and its partners for evidence-based advocacy and response planning. DTM conducts mobility mapping, flow monitoring and surveys in border areas to provide a better understanding of the scale of human mobility, migrants’ profiles, migration drivers and exploitation risks. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, perception surveys are conducted to create visibility regarding migrants’ access to public health information and services, including vaccination. Assessments on the multi-sectoral needs of vulnerable migrant populations are also carried out in selected regions. DTM further seeks to expand research on the scale and impacts of climate-induced mobility and support IOM’s research on labour migration and human trafficking. Through its activities, DTM aims to inform programmes which contribute to creating environments where migrants and host communities can jointly pursue sustainable growth and meet emerging challenges.

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