FRONTEX: in November, significantly grew the number of attempts to illegally cross the external EU border

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to October, in November the number of attempts to illegally cross the external European Union border increased by 30 percent.

Most illegal attempts (in total – more than 8 150) were registered in the Western Africa route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has grown by almost 16 times. Mostly, an attempt to illegally cross the EU border in this region was made by the nationals from Morocco and the sub-Saharan region countries.

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