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Mali: Flow Monitoring Points - Results Snapshot No. 29 (30 June 2016 - 30 June 2018)

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Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (89%).
  • 7% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.
  • 117,575 migrants (33,281 incoming and 84,294 outgoing) were observed at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 161 migrants per day.
  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 37% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.
  • Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.
  • Nationals from Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, and Côte d'Ivoire rank first among non-Malian migrants transiting through Mali.
  • The vast majority of identified migrants arrived in Mali in transit buses. However, migrants departing from Gao mainly traveled in trucks, while those identified at other flow monitoring points primarily traveled by bus.