Mali: Flow Monitoring Report 19, Period 1 to 31 August 2017

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 Aug 2017


1,477 Incoming individuals recorded at Mali FMPs *

4,735 Outgoing individuals recorded at Mali FMPs *

9 active FMPs in Mali

Assessment type : 7/7 days

  • Migrants recorded at Bamako, Sevare, Wabaria, and Inhalid, which are transit points, are not included in this total as those migrants will only be transiting through those FMP and will be counted when identified on entry or exit FMP

Since June 2016, IOM has been tracking the movement of migrants in Mali. 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.

The vast majority of recorded migrants at flow monitoring points (FMPs) were 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 and separated children).

86% of identified migrants at the flow monitoring points were citizens of the following five countries: Guinea, Mali, Gambia, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire.

The majority of the migrants surveyed indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya while 37% said they want to go to Europe, mainly to Spain and Italy.

Due to the increasing number of police checks in Burkina Faso and Niger, the number of migrants observed in Benena has decreased significantly since the beginning of the year.

At the beginning of August, three new flow monitoring points were established in Bamako, Heremakono and Inhalid

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