Migrant numbers dropping, Serbian Refugee Commissariat official says

Migrant numbers dropping, Serbian Refugee Commissariat official says

Migrant numbers dropping, Serbian Refugee Commissariat official says Izvor: N1

The Serbian Refugee Commissariat has not registered any increase in the number of migrants coming to the country but has seen a more visible departure of them, Commissariat official Nikola Popov told N1 on Thursday.

Popov said that no increase in the number of migrants has been reported after Turkey decided to open its borders towards the European Union.

There are 5,691 people housed in refugee centers in Serbia and some 650 have been registered who do not want to stay in them. “Some have been scared by stories that they will be deported back to Greece or Bulgaria and there must be others in hotel and hostels as well as some who think this is just too much procedure to continue on their way,” he said, adding that most of the migrants are men.

Popov warned of false news about crimes committed by migrants which appeared on social networks, recalling that in the eight months of 2015-16 when the Balkan route was open about a million people passed through Serbia without a single serious incident being reported. According to him, the number of serious crimes committed by migrants in Serbia account for just 0.06 percent of the total number of crimes.  

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