Recent Reports

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Serbia

Target Population Increases: October - December 2017

March 01, 2018 - 

During the fourth quarter of 2017, the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants increased slightly in Serbia, with 4,273 counted on December 24, 2017. Of these, around 3,999 (94%) were accommodated in one of five asylum centers or thirteen reception centers. Most are from Afghanistan (46%), followed by nationals of Pakistan (21%), Iran (12%), Iraq (10%), Syria (2%), and other countries (9%).

At the end of September 2017, Serbia lifted its visa requirements for Iranian and Indian citizens. Due to the current situation in Iran, and because its citizens no longer require a visa to enter Serbia, the...

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Helping a Colleague in Need: November 2017

December 18, 2017 - 
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8,502 Patient Consultations: Q3 2017

November 01, 2017 - 

During the third quarter of 2017, the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants declined slightly in Serbia, with 4,250 counted on September 30, 2017. Of these, 3,900 were accommodated in one of five asylum centers or thirteen reception centers. 300 persons of concern remain housed in temporary emergency shelters.

The beginning of the new school year brought a hopeful surprise for refugee and migrant children. A pilot program by the Serbian government allowed around 450 of some 800 refugee and migrant children ages 7–14 to start attending public primary schools across the country alongside their Serbian peers. The...

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Nick M. Khan: One Refugee's Story

September 18, 2017 - 
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Emergency Health Coordination: Q2 2017

August 11, 2017 - 

During the second quarter of 2017, increased numbers of refugees tried to re-enter Western Europe through Croatia, and a new trend appeared: more and more refugees tried to enter through Romania, while a large number decided to return to Greece through Serbia, then FYR Macedonia, due to the restrictive policies in many European Union countries, which have closed their borders to refugees. Additionally, a high number of pushbacks from the Hungarian border into Serbia continued throughout this period.

The most recent data show that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in Serbia is about 6,000. Of these...

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Outreach Mobile Medical Team Operating 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week: Q1 2017

June 18, 2017 - 

RMF Serbia’s team continued to provide holistic medical care and support to persons of concern:

  • RMF’s mobile medical clinic arrived from Germany and was released by Serbian customs in February 2017. After a period of preparation, which involved the development of protocols and fully stocking medical supplies within the clinic, we commenced operations in the mobile medical clinic in March 2017. The mobile clinic helped strengthen our response to the acute emergencies in the area of “the Barracks” behind the main Belgrade bus station, providing a climate-controlled (safer in winter months), versatile space from which our frontline medical workers...
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1,026 Patients Treated Despite Continued Challenges: December 2016

May 13, 2017 - 

During the December reporting period, RMF Serbia treated 1,026 patients—an average of 33 patients per day. Approximately 600 referrals were made to MSF/Miksalište for the treatment of body lice and scabies. A high number of refugees in the Belgrade city center are considered extremely vulnerable individuals, many with pressing medical needs that go beyond performing basic triage in the field.

RMF Serbia also worked to maintain and build partnerships through the following activities:

  • Participated in the Health Working Group, co-chaired by WHO and the Ministry of Health (MOH), on December 15th, 2016.
  • Participated in the Refugee...
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Holistic Medical Care Provided to 1,161 Patients: November 2016

March 31, 2017 - 

During the November reporting period, RMF Serbia treated 1,161 patients—an average of 39 patients per day. Approximately 800 referrals were made to MSF/Miksalište for the treatment of body lice and scabies. A high number of refugees in the Belgrade city center are considered extremely vulnerable individuals, many with pressing medical needs that go beyond performing basic triage in the field.

RMF is the only medical service provider whose core work is to provide holistic medical care, which involves transportation, escorting, and cultural mediation services. Once RMF’s outreach team identifies a patient, an examination and assessment is...

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Winter in Serbia Video: February 2017

February 02, 2017 - 
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RMF Serbia National News Interview: January 2017

January 20, 2017 - 
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