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UNHCR Serbia Update, 4 - 10 December 2017



  • On 10 December, 4,484 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, with 4,210 housed in 18 governmental centres.

  • The Joint Assessments of Government Centres on the websites of the Serbian Commissionner for Refugees and Migrats, UNHCR Global and UNHCR Serbia were updated for November.

  • Completing activities for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, UNHCR Serbia conducted two more trainings on cultural knowledge of Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan for partners and authorities in Subotica and Sid, as well as an SGBV training for UNHCR and partner staff.

  • Following security altercations amongst migrant men around Sid and inside the Obrenovac Transit Centre, authorities transferred 292 men (including 76 unaccompanied and separated boys) to Presevo Reception Centre. Most are from North Africa, Pakistan or Afghanistan. On arrival in Presevo, all were registered, medically checked and assisted by authorities, UNHCR and partners.

  • UNHCR and partners assisted 89 new arrivals. 24% originate in Pakistan, 18% in Iran, 17% in Syria and 16% in Afghanistan. 46% arrived via fYR Macedonia, 25% via Bulgaria, and 13% by air.

  • UNHCR and partners received reports of 107 collective expulsions from Croatia (compared to 96 last week), 34 from Romania (98 last week) and 18 from Hungary.

  • UNHCR Geneva issued the third quarterly Update of the 2017 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe.