Refugee Situation in Serbia in February 2019

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained unchanged during February and amounted to 4,330 persons of concern, of which around 3,898 were located in state asylum centres and reception centres by the end of the month. Most of the refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were accommodated in the reception […]


Residence permit on humanitarian grounds as a new form of protection

The new Law on Foreigners was adopted on March 22, 2018, and it is being implemented since October 3, 2018. With a number of novelties adopted with the aim of harmonizing the legal system with the acquis communautaire, a new humanitarian basis for the acquisition of temporary residence has been introduced. The Law on Foreigners […]


Asylum Office statistics in 2018

During 2018, 8,436 persons expressed intention to seek asylum and to submit an asylum application in the Republic of Serbia. This represents an increase relative to 2017 when 6,199 persons intending to seek asylum were registered in the same period. Of the number of persons who expressed intention to seek asylum and to submit an […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in January 2019

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained unchanged during January and amounted to 4,510 persons of concern, of which around 4,212 were located in state asylum centres and reception centres by the end of the month. Most of the refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were accommodated in the reception […]


Adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees

The General Assembly of the United Nations has adopted the Global Compact on Refugees, after 18 months of intensive consultations between member states, experts, civil society and refugees. Adoption of the Compact is foreseen by the New York Declaration of 2016, and its main goal is to improve the management of refugee crises, at the […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in November 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia remained unchanged during November and amounted to about 4,000 persons of concern, of which around 3,700 were located in state asylum centres and reception centres by the end of the month. Most of the refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were accommodated in the […]


ECRE Annual General Conference held in Belgrade

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) held its annual general conference in Belgrade November 6-9, 2018, alongside the Europe NGO Consultation of UNHCR. ECRE network currently numbers 101 members from all over Europe and the Conference was attended by over 200 participants. During the conference participants had a chance to analyse the current […]


Introducing refugees to Serbian culture and history

With the support of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights started an educational program for persons who were granted refugee status in Serbia on Serbian culture, history and constitutional order. The program is envisaged by the Decree on the manner of inclusion in the […]