UNHCR Serbia Update, 10 - 16 July 2017

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 16 Jul 2017 View Original


  • On 16 July, 5,417 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia.

  • 5,054, i.e. 93%, were accommodated in 18 governmental centres, which provide over 5,900 hard-shelter places (below chart refers). As Reception Centres (RC) in the South and East remain under-occupied, some 200 refugees and migrants - including families and unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) - complained about hot and unhygienic temporary emergency shelter in rub halls or tents in the Transit Centres (TC) in Adasevci, Principovac or Sombor.

  • UNHCR and partners received testimonies of 146 collective expulsions from Croatia, with many alleging to have been denied access to asylum procedures there, while 44 were recorded regarding Hungary.

  • UNHCR, UNICEF and the IRC issued a Roadmap for action to improve the situation of refugee and migrant children arriving and staying in Europe without their parents or care givers.

  • 01-16 July, 146 refugees/migrants registered intention to seek asylum in Serbia.