Hungary’s Chief Security Advisor has revealed that the make-up of migrants and the migration routes they are choosing have changed.
György Bakondi said that during the “peak” in 2015 a significant number of migrants set out for Europe because of the conflict in Syria. The vast majority of people are now arriving from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, there are very few Syrians, he added.
Bakondi also said the mass inflow of migrants into Spain, Italy and Greece is also gaining strength. Migration routes, with the exception of the Spanish-Moroccan route, have changed, he added.
He highlighted that people arriving from Libya are now migrating via Tunisia, while instead of the classic Greece-Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary route, increasing numbers of people are shifting to the Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy route.
“This is generating major concern within the countries of the region,” Bakondi stressed.