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English09/08/2018

10,317 MIGRANTS REGISTERED INCLUDING 69 MINORS WITHOUT ESCORT

 

SARAJEVO, August 9 /SRNA/ - The Service for Foreigners’ Affairs has registered 10,317 irregular migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina since January, including 9,524 who expressed an intention to seek asylum.

 

Migrants mainly arrive alone and are young, the Service told Srna.

The authority has also registered 69 underage persons without escort, with 60 intending to seek asylum.

The majority of the irregular migrants come from Pakistan - 3,519, Syria - 1,648, Iran - 1,258, Afghanistan - 1,158, and Iraq - 859, and a fewer number come from Libya, Algeria, Palestine, Morocco, and India.

Director of the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs Slobodan Ujic told Srna on an earlier occasion that of the total number of registered migrants, around 60 per cent had already left BiH across the border with Croatia. /end/ds