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Balkans Migration and Displacement Hub Data and Trend Analysis: Regional overview (October-December 2020)

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Save the Children International,Save the Children North West Balkans

Data and Trend Analysis (DATA) Refugees and Migrants at the Western Balkans Route Regional Overview, covering period October – December 2020, describes key trends in migrations in the region, detailing information about the number of people on the move, demography (age, sex, country of origin, etc), behavioral patterns, and routes in use – with a focus on children, particularly unaccompanied children.

Key trends showcased in this report:

  • Around 140,000 refugees and migrants are present in the Balkans
  • For the first time in several years, migrants and refugees used the land route through Greece (across the Evros river) more than the sea route.
  • At least 2,760 new refugee and migrant entries were officially registered on the peninsula in Q4 2020.
  • The route through Kosovo*, which was dominant at the beginning of 2020, remained almost inactive in the last quarter of the year.
  • The migration route through Bosnia and Herzegovina is still one of the main transit corridors in the region with 3,039 new refugee and migrant arrivals officially registered.
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