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15 Oct 2018 description
  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia on 14 October was 3,825, compared to 3,905 counted two weeks ago. Of those, 3,338 (i.e. 87%) were accommodated in 15 governmental Reception/Transit (RTC) or Asylum Centres. Also, close to 500 mainly male refugees/migrants were observed outside the centres: 200 in Belgrade City, another 200 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary and up to 80 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

12 Oct 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

2,505 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

28% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

102 Applications for asylum

2 Persons granted refugee status

5 Persons granted subsidiary protection

10 Oct 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – September: 2,523
Total (observed) arrivals - August: 2,458

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - September: 408
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - August: 468

Total occupancy of government centres – end September: 3,400
Total occupancy of government centres - end August: 3,200

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end September: 3,900
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end August: 3,700

01 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR SERBIA PRIORITIES:

  • Support the Government of Serbia in strengthening its asylum system in line with applicable international standards

  • Ensure that the humanitarian and protection needs of refugees, especially of Persons with Specific Needs (PSN), are promptly identified and addressed

  • Support the Government of Serbia in securing durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons

Main Activities

01 Oct 2018 description
  • The number newly arriving refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants that were observed or assisted by UNHCR and partners in Serbia grew to 1,130 - compared to 961 during the preceding fortnight. 53% claimed to have entered Serbia irregularly from fYR Macedonia (down from 55% two weeks ago) and 20% from Bulgaria (down from 30%), and 21% to have arrived regularly by air (up from 13%). Most new arrivals originated from Afghanistan (26%), Pakistan (24%), or Iran (23%), followed by Iraq (6%), Bangladesh (3%), or Syria (2%). 69% were adult men, 23% children (incl.

26 Sep 2018 description
report GFDRR

Highlights
- Extreme weather is fast becoming the new normal for the Balkans.
- Governments are turning to innovative technologies to better understand risk.
- Countries in the Balkans are sharing real-time hydro meteorological data and forecasts to provide critical early flood warnings. Serbia is using LiDAR analysis to guide risk-reduction efforts for communities and inform investments in strategic infrastructure.

17 Sep 2018 description
  • Since the start of the new academic year on 03 September, local and central authorities successfully enrolled refugee/migrant children into a second year of public schooling. Consolidated efforts to secure comprehensive enrolment of all refugee/migrant children also resulted in greatly increased enrolment in public pre-schools and institutions of secondary education.

14 Sep 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals - August: 2,458
Total (observed) arrivals - July: 1,989
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - August: 468
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - July: 156
Total occupancy of government centres – end August: 3,200
Total occupancy of government centres - end July: 3,150
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end August: 3,700
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end July: 3,600

10 Sep 2018 description

During the massive influx of refugees and migrants in 2015, Serbia was mainly a country of transit on the route to European Union for the several hundreds of thousands fleeing war and persecution. Even after the EU-Turkey Statement in March 2016 and de facto closure of the borders along the so-called Balkan route, the perception of those that remained stranded did not change and Serbia was still not considered as a destination country by most refugees and migrants, even though transit became ineffective and drastically prolonged compared to 2015 and early 2016.

04 Sep 2018 description
  • 3,682 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 02 September (compared to 3,875 two weeks ago). 3,174 (i.e. 86%) were accommodated in 15 governmental centres (below chart refers), while over 500 were observed outside centres: 260 close to borders with Croatia or Hungary, 150 in Belgrade City, and up to 100 in Loznica close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

29 Aug 2018 description

Belgrade, 28 Aug 2018 – The government of the Republic of Serbia adopted today the Bill on the calculation of time, due to the need for our country to adopt a law that will regulate this area and define the calculation of time.

This will provide a unified calculation of time in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, which will be in line with the time used by European countries.

20 Aug 2018 description
  • 3,875 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 19 August (compared to 3,610 two weeks ago), of which 3,382 (i.e. 87%) were accommodated in governmental centres (below chart refers). Close to 500 were observed outside the centres: 150 in Belgrade City, another 240 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary and up to 100 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

10 Aug 2018 description

General

UNHCR Serbia and partners under its programme continued to observe new arrivals in 2018: both irregular movements through green borders as well as by air to Belgrade airport. Below charts show the arrival trend from the beginning of 2017 through April 2018 by country of transit and by nationality.

10 Aug 2018 description

UNHCR SERBIA PRIORITIES:

  • Support the Government of Serbia in strengthening its asylum system in line with applicable international standards

  • Ensure that the humanitarian and protection needs of refugees, especially of Persons with Specific Needs (PSN), are promptly identified and addressed

Main Activities

Asylum, Statelessness, Internally Displaced Persons

07 Aug 2018 description

PRISTINA -- Senior government officials in Kosovo and Serbia have indicated a willingness to consider border changes as part of a peace process aimed at ending a dispute over Kosovo’s independence that has hampered both country's accession to the European Union.

But critics on August 7 warned that the entire Balkan region could be destabilized by the idea of swapping a predominantly ethnic Albanian part of southern Serbia for mostly ethnic Serb populated parts of northern Kosovo.

07 Aug 2018 description

Novi Sad, 7 Aug 2018 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic stated today in Novi Sad that a total of 615 housing solutions for refugees will be provided in the territory of the city, within the framework of the Regional Housing Programme.

Dacic emphasized this at the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the construction of 276 apartments for refugee families from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia within the fifth subproject of the Regional Housing Project in Serbia totaling 19,877.30 square metres and a value of about €6.4 million.

07 Aug 2018 description
  • 3,610 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 05 August (compared to 3,529 two weeks ago), of which 3,071 (i.e 85%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres. Over 530 were observed outside the centres: 250 in Belgrade City, another 240 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary but only 45 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.