Overview

North Macedonia became a transit country during the influx of refugees from the Middle East to Europe that grew in 2014. The migration route for the refugee population was to cross from Turkey to Greece, proceeding to North Macedonia, and continuing northwest through Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia, towards Austria and Germany.? In 2015, over 815,000 refugees and migrants passed through North Macedonia.? 
The migrant flow decreased significantly after the 2016 EU-Turkey deal and border closures in neighbouring countries. Latest available figures show that a total of 2,958 migrants and asylum seekers were registered from January-October 2018.? 

North Macedonia is exposed to natural hazards, including earthquakes, wildfires, floods, droughts, or landslides. In January and February 2015, heavy rainfall caused extensive flooding (43 out of 80 municipalities), affecting at least 170,000 people and causing damage and losses of about EUR 35.7 million.? In August 2016, at least 21 people were killed in flash flooding cause by torrential rain in the capital city, Skopje.? 

For 2019, INFORM rated Yemen's risk of humanitarian crisis as low, at 3.0/10.?