WB Q2 2018


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Key findings

Overall, the number of illegal border-crossings by non-regional[1] migrants recorded at the green borders rose in Q2 2018.

The main Serbia-centred route appears to have regained attractiveness, with more migrants attempting to enter the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and move towards Serbia.

After reaching Serbia migrants prefer moving towards Bosnia and Herzegovina–Croatia and further north, while the pressure at Hungary, Romania and Croatia’s borders with Serbia remained stable, and even decreased compared to the previous quarter.

The migratory pressure along the sub-route stemming from the Greek–Albanian border section continued, with the trend appearing to stabilise at higher levels towards the end of Q2.

Migrants travelling both via the Serbia-centred route and along the sub-route stemming from the Greek-Albanian border accumulate on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s territory.

The irregular flow of citizens of Western Balkan countries slightly increased but remained largely contained at the southern common borders with Greece.

[1] Migrants who are not nationals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia