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17 Apr 2018 description
  • In March, UNHCR and partners under its project had provided over 12,800 community-based protection services, including over 10,000 interpretation and legal counselling/info services, over 450 referrals to medical, social welfare, legal registration and other forms of assistance, provided psychosocial and psychological support in over 220 instances, non-formal educational activities and other protection interventions at over 23 sites throughout Serbia.

16 Apr 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – March: 389
Total (observed) arrivals - February: 260

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - March: 36
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - February: 27

Total occupancy of government centres – end March: 3,500
Total occupancy of government centres - end February: 3,800

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end March: 3,900
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end February: 4,100

11 Apr 2018 description
report Tufts University

Marina Lažetić and Teodora Jovanović

Introduction

09 Apr 2018 description
  • On 22 March, the Serbian Parliament adopted a new Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection, as well as new laws on Foreigners and on the Protection of State Borders. All three new laws will be relevant for managing the refugee and migration situation. The new Asylum Law, for example, aligns Serbian legislation to international and EU standards by including an improved refugee definition and enhanced provisions for unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking children.

07 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Zahra is a mother of three from Afghanistan, searching for a new life in Europe. In early 2016, she set out with her two daughters – aged 17 and 14 – and four year-old son on a courageous journey to Europe, one that she describes as the ‘most horrible experience’ of her life. Following a trek through Turkey, a ride on an inflatable raft to Greece, and a long walk through the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zahra now finds herself in Serbia.

06 Mar 2018 description
  • The overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants remained stable with 4,006 counted in Serbia on 04 March. 94% (or 3,750) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres.

05 Mar 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – February: 254
Total (observed) arrivals - January: 300

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - February: 27
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - January: 37

Total occupancy of government centres – end February: 3,800
Total occupancy of government centres - end January: 3,900

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end February: 4,100
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end January: 4,100

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Pavle Kilibarda and Nikola Kovačević at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), and was edited by ECRE. The 2016 and 2017 updates were written by Nikola Kovačević at BCHR, and edited by ECRE.

This report draws on the BCHR’s experience in representing asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia, engaging the asylum authorities and monitoring the respect for the right to asylum in the country.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2017, unless otherwise stated.

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Hungarian authorities admitted 23 asylum-seekers from Serbia into asylum procedures at its socalled “transit zones”, compared to 39 in the preceding two weeks.

06 Feb 2018 description
  • The overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants remained stable with 4,081 counted in Serbia on 04 February. 95% (or 3,856) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres Of them, 46% originate from Afghanistan, 21% from Pakistan, 12% from Iran, 10% from Iraq, 2% from Syria and 9% from other nationalities, while 55% are men, 15% women and 30% children. The below chart and the January Update of our Joint Assessment of Government Centres refer for more information.

05 Feb 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – January: 282
Total (observed) arrivals - December: 364
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - January: 37
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - December: 58
Total occupancy of government centres – end January: 3,900
Total occupancy of government centres - end December: 4,100
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end January: 4,100
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end December: 4,300

23 Jan 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

497
Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

33%
of registered refugees and migrants were minors

28
Applications for asylum

0
Persons granted refugee status

1
Persons granted subsidiary protection

23 Jan 2018 description
  • The overall situation and numbers of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants remained stable with 4,087 counted in Serbia on 21 January. 93% (or 3,797) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres (see also Joint Assessment of Government Centres) while around 290 squatted in Belgrade or near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

15 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall situation remained stable with 4,196 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 14 January 2018. 3,921 (or 94%) of them are housed in 18 governmental centres, while some 170, mostly men, continued sleeping in informal locations in Belgrade city centre and smaller groups near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

09 Jan 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – December: 364
Total (observed) arrivals - November: 643

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - December: 58
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - November: 68

Total occupancy of government centres – end December: 4,100
Total occupancy of government centres - end November: 3,950

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end December: 4,300
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end November: 4,300

03 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 24 December, 4,273 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, with 3,999 (or 94%) housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart refers and also Joint Assessment of Government Centres).

22 Dec 2017 description

KEY INDICATORS

549 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

32% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

15 Applications for asylum

0 Persons granted refugee status

0 Persons granted subsidiary protection

20 Dec 2017 description

According to official data there are as many as 4,500 migrants in government-operated camps in Serbia

SID, Serbia, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Mudassir, 18, from Pakistan's city of Peshawar has tried to enter the European Union 30 times but was always caught and sent back to his starting point in Serbia.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.