FRONTEX: in May, double times more attempts to irregularly cross the external EU border

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

In January, February, March, April, and May of 2021, most irregular attempts (in total – 15 717) were registered on the Central Mediterranean route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has grown by 151 percent. Mostly, attempts to irregularly cross the EU border in this region were registered among nationals and Tunisia and Bangladesh.

For previous periods figures, see:

2021

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2020

Year | November | October | September | August | July | 1st half-year | June | May