On 23 February 2022, the tenth 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) of the Federation of BiH (FBiH) and of the entity of Republika Srpska (RS) to collect information on the number of migrants and asylum-seekers2 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.
Fourteen teams were deployed for a total of 46 enumerators (33 males and 13 females), plus 11 SFA staff (7 males and 4 females), 13 RC staff, 2 (2 males) from FBiH and 11 from RS (9 males and 2 females). The data collection exercise was implemented in 7 Cantons of the FBiH and in 50 locations in RS entity. A total of 245 locations in 49 different municipalities were visited: 81 locations in 4 municipalities in Una-Sana Canton, 47 locations in 6 municipalities in Sarajevo Canton, 36 locations in 10 municipalities in Tuzla Canton, 22 locations in 5 municipalities in Herzegovina – Neretva Canton, 4 locations in 4 municipalities in West Herzegovina Canton, 3 locations in 1 municipality in Bosnian Podrinje Goražde Canton, 2 locations in 2 municipalities
in Canton 10, 10 locations in Višegrad, 8 locations in Zvornik, in Bijeljina and Kozarska Dubica 4 location in each, in Foča and Vlasenica 3 location in each, in Banja Luka, Bratunac, Gradiška, Novi Grad, Rogatica, Sokolac, Srbac 2 location in each, and in Milići, Kostajnica, Han Pijesan and Prijedor 1 location per each.