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58 550 movements recorded between Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries

by Stephen Jakes
30 Nov 2023 at 15:04hrs | Views
The Report by the International Organisation for Migration states that during the month of October 2023, a total of 58,550 movements were recorded between Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries and 3,415 migrants were interviewed across 38 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in Zimbabwe.

"The total movements recorded increased by 19% compared to the previous month. Sixty-eight per cent of movements observed were inflows, whilst 32% were outflows. The top three sending districts were Beitbridge (45%), Harare (14%) and Chiredzi (8%), whilst the top three receiving districts were Harare (32%), Beitbridge (13%) and Bulawayo (11%). Matabeleland South province recorded the highest number of outflows (50%) whilst Harare province recorded the highest number of inflows (32%)," reads the report.

The report stated that the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor recorded the highest movement of 46,668 (80%) followed by the Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor which recorded 7,534 (13%) movements.

"Fifty-seven per cent of movements along the South Africa-Zimbabwe corridor were short-term movements, 20% were for family reunification whilst 19% were long-term economic movements. Of the migrants travelling from South Africa, 27% were going to Harare, 11% to Beitbridge and 8% to Bulawayo," reads the report.

"The Zambia-Zimbabwe corridor consisted of 56% short-term movements, 23% family reunification movements and 21% long-term movements. Of the migrants travelling from Zambia, 56% were travelling to Harare, 18% to Hurungwe and 12% to Bulawayo."

IOM noted that migrants travelling from Matabeleland South highlighted Limpopo, South Africa (70%), and Gauteng, South Africa (20%) as their intended destination.

It said those travelling to Botswana indicated Central Province (3%) as their intended destination. Of the incoming migrants travelling to Harare, 34% were travelling from Gauteng (South Africa), 31% from Lusaka (Zambia), and 11% from Limpopo (South Africa).


Source - Byo24News