Description

The first quarter of this year was the busiest in terms of illegal border crossings at the EU’s external borders since the migratory crisis in 2016. Refugees fleeing Ukraine and entering the EU through border crossing points are not part of the figures of illegal entries detected. Preliminary calculations by Frontex show that more than 40 300* illegal crossings were detected between January and March of 2022, 57% more than a year ago.

Title
Q1 illegal border crossings into EU highest since 2016
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Language
EN
Publication date
14.04.2022
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