Western Balkan route seems to be the most popular among refugees and therefore this brief pays special attention to the mentioned route and some key problems refugees and migrants are faced with on their way. This issue of the HS Brief follows the analysis from the first HS Brief, published in March 2016.
After basic timeline of the main events related to migrant crisis during March and April of 2016, this brief offers a short analysis of political and economic context of the crisis, personal security of the refugees and migrants, food and health assistance provided to them on the Balkan route. Consequences on the environmental and community security have also been taken into consideration. The second part of the brief is devoted to media coverage and the way the media – international, national and local – report on the Balkan route and migrant crisis in general, followed by some important facts & figures.