Iraq – Cross-Border Monitoring – Population Flow Overview, Travellers’ Profile and COVID-19 Awareness (November 2020 - February 2021)

Contact
DTM Iraq, IraqDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Iraq
Period Covered
Nov 01 2020
Feb 28 2021
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring Survey

Summary

DTM Iraq collects data at border crossing points with neighboring countries – the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran), the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) and Turkey to better understand migration movements in the Middle East.

Cross-border monitoring is drawn from IOM’s DTM standard methodology, designed to capture and describe migration flows, and is part of the Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (REMAP) project, funded by the European Union, targeting Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.

The report presents an overview of the overall movements of travellers observed at each of five monitored border crossing points over the period from November 2020 to February 2021, their socio-demographic characteristics, and reasons for travel. It is also focused on their awareness of COVID-19 symptoms, prevention measures and risk factors.