Description

The number of illegal border crossings at Europe’s external borders fell 8% in the first 11 months of this year to 116 840*, largely because of a drop in arrivals in Eastern and Western Mediterranean, according to preliminary calculations. Meanwhile, the Western African route continued to see record numbers of irregular migrants. In November, the number of illegal border crossings was 30% higher than in the previous month, reaching nearly 22 800.

Title
Situation at EU external borders – Western African route at record highs
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Language
EN
Publication date
16.12.2020
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