FRONTEX: in October, continuous increase of attempts to irregularly cross the EU border

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) reports that, compared to the same period last year, this October the number of attempts to irregularly cross the external European Union border increased by 30 percent.

From January to October, 2021, most irregular attempts (in total – 55 000) were registered on the Central Mediterranean route, where, if compared to the same period last year, the extent of irregular migration has grown by 91 percent. Mostly, attempts to irregularly cross the EU border in this region were registered among nationals of Tunisia, Bangladesh, and Egypt.

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