On 09 November 2021, a seventh joint data collection exercise was conducted by IOM Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), together with the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs1 (SFA), and the support of the Red Cross (RC) Federation of BiH (FBiH) to collect information on the number of migrants and asylum seekers present in the country. The purpose of the exercise was to provide an estimate of the migrant population (stock) that was not accommodated or registered in any official Temporary Reception Centres (TRCs) at a given point in time. Nine teams were established for a total of 28 enumerators (22 M and 6 F), plus 11 SFA staff (8 M and 3 F) and 10 RC staff (6 M and 4 F). The data collection exercise was implemented in 6 Cantons, in 32 Municipalities for a total of 174 locations: 77 locations in 7 Municipalities in Una-Sana Canton, 48 locations in 10 Municipalities in Tuzla Canton, 21 locations in 4 Municipalities in Canton Sarajevo, 22 locations in 5 Municipalities in Herzegovina – Neretva Canton, 4 locations in 4 Municipalities in West Herzegovina Canton and 2 locations in 2 Municipalities in Canton 10.
The total number of migrants identified in the locations covered was 585 out of which 578 stated that they were not accommodated in any of official TRCs in BiH.