IOM, through the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Flow Monitoring tool, collects data at key entry, exit and transit points to better understand population movements across West and Central Africa. The monitoring of population flows allows for the quantification and qualification of mobility flows and trends, migrant profiles, and migratory experiences and routes.
In The Gambia, DTM conducts Flow Monitoring activities at several important transit locations in:
1) Barra (FMPs are located at the ferry terminal and the main garage);
2) Farafenni (FMPs are located at Farafenni main garage, Farafenni Ballan-Ghar garage, Farafenni McCarthy and Sanjally garage, Farafenni turntable garage and the truck garage);
3) Basse (FMPs are situated at the main garage and the bus station in Basse Santa-Su) and
4) Brikama (FMPs are located at the main garage and the bus station).
These activities enable DTM to monitor the movements of passengers within, out of and towards The Gambia as well as the movements of those passengers transiting The Gambia. This report presents the key results of the Flow Monitoring Survey conducted from the 1st to the 31st of October 2022, excluding weekends and national holidays, with data collected for 22 days. The report presents data collected on flows, routes, departures, destinations and demographic profiles of travellers observed at the FMPs.