Mali: Flow Monitoring Report 14, Period 1-31 March 2017
MAIN FINDINGS DURING MARCH 2017
283 Incoming individuals detected at Mali FMPs
2,371 Outgoing individuals detected at Mali FMPs
3 active FMPs in Mali
Assessment type : 7/7 days
Since June 2016, IOM Mali has tracked the movement of migrants in the regions of Gao and Segou (in Benena). Migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan countries and West Africa in particular, travel long distances often facing harsh conditions and spending significant amounts of money to reach their final destination. 90% of identified migrants at the flow monitoring points are citizens of the following five countries: Guinea, Mali, Gambia, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire.
The vast majority of recorded migrants at flow monitoring points are young men (direct observation). Among the migrants, several persons under the age of 18 were identified. Some travel accompanied by adult legal guardians while others travel alone (unaccompanied minors).
The majority of the migrants surveyed indicate their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya while 38% say they want to go to Europe, mainly in Spain and Italy.
As opposed to previous months, outgoing flows (migrants going out of Mali) seem to have decreased. Among the explanations listed, the difficult weather conditions at this time of year and the recent deportations from Algeria seem to deter migrants from undergoing the desert crossing.
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