FRONTEX: in April, the scope of illegal EU border crossing continued to increase

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to the same period last year, this April the number of attempts to illegally cross the external European Union border increased by four times.

In January, February, March and March of 2021, most illegal attempts (in total – 11 606) were registered on the Western Balkans route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has grown by 93 percent. Mostly, attempts to illegally cross the EU border in this region were registered among Syrians and Afghans.

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2021

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2020

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