Figure 1 shows that in 2020 more than 15 000 children were detected while crossing the European Union’s external borders irregularly, more than 5 000 of them unaccompanied, i.e. they arrived on EU territory unaccompanied by an adult responsible for them. The overall number of children detected crossing the EU’s external borders irregularly was significantly lower in 2020 than in previous years, showing the impact of the pandemic on the number of children arriving in the EU, as highlighted by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).
Irregular EU border crossings
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