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22 Jan 2018 description

As many as 4,500 migrants live in government-operated camps in Serbia, but rights activists say that hundreds of others are scattered in the capital Belgrade

BELGRADE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - After traversing several countries en route to the rich West, Najibullah, a former policeman from the Afghan town of Kholm, his pregnant wife and four children, got stuck in Serbia.

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20 Dec 2017 description

BELGRADE, Dec 20 (Reuters) - In a joint sting, Serbian and Croatian police have detained 17 people suspected of smuggling dozens of migrants into the European Union, Serbia's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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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.

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12 Apr 2017 description

The police action was launched after municipal authorities complained about incidents involving the migrants

BELGRADE, April 11 (Reuters) - Serbian authorities have detained 20 migrants in the north of the country while up to another 200 were rounded up and sent to a camp in the south, a government official said on Tuesday.

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30 Dec 2016 description

More than a thousand face a winter sleeping rough

BELGRADE, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Serbia's centres for housing migrants are completely full, the U.N. refugee agency said, leaving more than a thousand facing a winter sleeping rough in the Balkan country that has become a bottleneck as the European Union sealed its borders.

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28 Oct 2016 description

"We want to go to Italy, Germany, France, but the border is closed at Hungary and Croatia"

BELGRADE, Oct 28 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 migrants, trapped in Serbia after fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Central Asia, have occupied a derelict warehouse in the capital Belgrade, where they are preparing to tough out a bitter Balkan winter.

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09 Sep 2016 description

More than 103,000 migrants have passed through Serbia so far in 2016, with most heading north towards Hungary

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Igor Ilic

BELGRADE/ZAGREB, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Serbia has appealed to Austria and France for help controlling its southern and eastern borders, the country's interior minister said on Thursday, as countries across the region braced for a possible surge in migrant flows as winter approaches.

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17 Jul 2016 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 16 July 2016 09:31 GMT

"Serbia does not want to become a collective centre for migrants," says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic

BELGRADE, July 16 (Reuters) - Serbian police and army will form joint patrols to protect the country's borders from illegal crossings of migrants mostly coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday.

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