On 19 January 2022, the ninth joint data collection exercise was conducted by IOM Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), together with the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs (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 regular exercise was to provide an estimation of the migrant population (stock) that was not accommodated or registered in any official Temporary Reception Centres (TRCs) at any given date. Thirteen teams were deployed for a total of 38 enumerators (28 males and 10 females), plus 10 SFA staff (7 males and 3 females) and 10 RC staff (6 males and 4 females). The data collection exercise was implemented in 7 Cantons of the FBiH and, for the first time, in 36 locations in Republika Srpska (RS) entity. A total of 205 locations in 48 different municipalities were visited: 76 locations in 5 municipalities in Una-Sana Canton, 34 locations in 6 municipalities in Sarajevo Canton, 32 locations in 10 municipalities in Tuzla Canton, 19 locations in 4 municipalities in Herzegovina – Neretva Canton, 4 locations in 4 municipalities in West Herzegovina
Canton, 2 locations in 2 municipalities in Bosnian Podrinje Goražde Canton, 2 locations in 2 municipalities in Canton 10, 7 locations in Zvornik, 5 locations in Višegrad, 4 locations in Bijeljina, 3 locations in Bratunc, 3 locations in Rudo, 2 location in Banja Luka, 2 locations in Foča, 2 Locations in Rogatica, and 1 location in Gradiška, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Milići, Novi Grad, Prijedor, Srbac and Vlasenica respectively.
The total number of migrants observed in the locations covered was 367, out of which 366 stated that they were not accommodated in any of the official TRCs in BiH. The number of migrants observed in Round 09 remains relatively low, which is in line with the previous round.