migration response

Enhancing the Response to the Refugee Crisis in Serbia - funded by EUD

Focus area

Rehabilitation of facilities/centres and provision of basic furniture; deployment/secondment of staff to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy; provision of accommodation to the various Government Institutions

Donor

Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia

Objective

The Overall Objective of the Action is to contribute to enhance the response to the refugee crisis in Serbia.
The Specific Objective is to support the Government of Serbia efforts to promptly respond to the refugee crisis, through provision of direct support to relevant National and Local Institutions as well as enhancing refugee reception capacities in the country. The Action will provide direct support to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, to the Migration WG as well as to other relevant national and local institutions in order to enhance national response. The Action will as well ensure rehabilitation of existing buildings in various locations in Serbia in order to upgrade refugee accommodation capacities.

Beneficiaries

Vulnerable mixed migration individuals entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia. Currently individuals entering Serbia are mainly coming from refugee producing countries, such as Syria, Afghanistan. The Action will mainly provide direct support/target the Commissariat for Refugee and Migration, the Migration WG and various national and local institutions dealing with migration enhancing their capacities of providing assistance to refugees/mixed migrants.

Support to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Serbia - funded by UNHCR

Focus area

Enhancing the access of refugees/asylum seekers to their basic rights by provision of material assistance, basic medical care as well as psychosocial and educational support. In daily coordination with the Government Authorities, DRC and UNHCR are engaged in shelter/wash interventions aiming at improving the reception conditions in the various Refugee Aid Points in the country, health assistance, protection including child protection, information dissemination, provision of food and NFIs and planning winterization support.
Humanitarian needs will be met at the main entry and exit points, as well as along the journey along the country (e.g. Presevo, Vranje, Bujanovac, Dimitrovgrad, Bosilegrad, Zaječar, Nis, Belgrade, Subotica, Sid) through comprehensive aid delivery mechanism (storage and secondary distribution of F/NFIs to EVIs).

Donor

United Nations High Commesioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Objective

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the comprehensive assistance and protection response to the current refugee crisis affecting Serbia as well as the whole region.

Specific objectives of the project:

  • Ensure the direct provision of humanitarian support to refugees and persons in need transiting through/being in Serbia in close coordination with Government of Serbia Authorities;

  • Support the Government bodies/agencies in managing the efficient response to the refugee crisis.

Beneficiaries

Refugees in need, assylum seekers

Authorities
involved

Government Migration Working Group
Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy
Ministry of Health Republic of Serbia
Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia
UNHCR Serbia
Local authorities
Local Social Welfair centres