IRC has been present in Trieste since 2021, providing support to newly-arrived people from the Balkan route in close collaboration with many different organisations.

Every day, a team of three IRC Protection Officers identify dozens of new arrivals in the central station area and provide them with information about their rights, legal orientation, support with accessing crucial services (such as low-threshold dormitories, canteens, medical clinics), and support in access asylum. IRC staff works also to identify vulnerabilities and people with specific needs, offers psychological first aid, and distributes non-food items.

This report presents data on the profiles, migratory intentions, and challenges faced by migrants who arrived in Trieste in 2023.